The following changes have been done for English in version 2.7 of LanguageTool (xml-based rules only):
NEW RULE'The' or 'a' before a punctuation
finds error in:I am going to an, then I see you.
finds error in:I am going to the; that's right.
NEW RULEMay 20001 (May 2001)
finds error in:I will go to Holland in May 20014.
NEW RULEMissing definite article in the date
finds error in:It happened in 1990s.
finds error in:It happened in 1990's.
NEW RULEMissing definite article referring to a time period
finds error in:Something happened in past.
NEW RULEMissing space after closing quote
finds error in:“Good morning, Frank,”said Hal.
NEW RULEReadability: Three nouns in a row
finds error in:The security protection software we offer is the state-of-the art achievement.
NEW RULESentence is a fragment
finds error in:Though the dog likes to bark.
finds error in:After we had dinner.
finds error in:Even if the dog likes to bark.
finds error in:So if the dog likes to bark.
finds error in:So, if the dog likes to bark.
finds error in:So even if the dog likes to bark.
finds error in:So, even if the dog likes to bark.
finds error in:In order that the dog guards the house.
finds error in:Provided that the dog guards my house.
NEW RULESentence starting with 'And' or 'But'
finds error in:And yes, it shows a lack of style to start a sentence with 'and'.
finds error in:But it is not a great writing style to start a sentence with 'but'.
NEW RULEWeekday doesn't match date
finds error in:IGD Convention - Monday, 7 October 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Mon, 7 October 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Mo, 7 October 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Monday, 7 Oct 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Monday, October 7, 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Mon, October 7, 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Mo, October 7, 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Wednesday, October 7, 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Thursday, October 7, 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Friday, October 7, 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Saturday, October 7, 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Sunday, October 7, 2014
finds error in:IGD Convention - Sunday, Oct 7, 2014
NEW RULEa/the + infinitive
finds error in:a compete catastrophe.
finds error in:a compete
NEW RULEcalender (calendar)
finds error in:A calender is a system of organizing days for social, religious, commercial or administrative purposes.
NEW RULEhe cold do (he could do)
finds error in:This is all he cold do.
NEW RULEmisspelled tips and tricks
finds error in:tips and trick
finds error in:tip and tricks
NEW RULEon behave (on behalf)
finds error in:They act on behave of a user.
NEW RULEout of place (out-of-place) etc.
finds error in:This is an out of place word.
NEW RULEout of the way (out-of-the-way) etc.
finds error in:An out of the way place.
NEW RULEpubic (public) education etc.
finds error in:Pubic Affairs is a term for the formal offices of the branches of the US Department of Defense.
NEW RULEstate of the art (state-of-the-art)
finds error in:We present our state of the art solution.
NEW RULEtank (thank) you
finds error in:Tank you for your help.
NEW RULEthe how/why (how/why)
finds error in:These are also examples of the how a woman's perspective can contribute to science.
IMPROVED RULE'advise', 'help' and 'remind' used with gerund instead of infinitive
does not find error in:Also because when you're interested in something then it helps learning because you're familiar with it.
IMPROVED RULEAgreement: 'been' or 'was' + past tense
does not find error in:As they are differentially phase modulated...
IMPROVED RULEArticles: article missing before a countable noun
does not find error in:I worked the last hour of my shift on autopilot.
IMPROVED RULENumeral (dozen, hundred, thousand, million) without a determiner or a number
does not find error in:At a peak of 6 million.
REMOVED RULEa compete/complete