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Old 11-12-2018, 07:13 PM   #676
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It's a suggestion at the 'nice to have' end of the spectrum

Thinking about it a bit more, three choices doesn't make sense - None and All are covered by MS Word's built-in Formal Language->Contractions setting. So, lets say we had a Check Contractions in Narrative check box in Dialogue Check settings.

Assumption: when it's doing a downwards pass, the Dialogue Checker has two primary states "looking for an opening dialogue signifier" (Narrative state) and "looking for an closing dialogue signifier" (Dialogue state).

After the Dialogue Check down/up pass finds no missing dialogue marks, i.e. dialogue checking is finished, then: if the Check Contractions in Narrative setting is checked, it does another downward pass. In this pass, it is looking for contractions when it is in the Narrative state. On finding one it would provide two options Ignore and Correct, the latter would allow user to make small corrections like the other Check functions offer.

And, if possessive's came up as false positives that would be be acceptable to me. I can't think of any of the top of my head, but there are bound to be examples of where an apostrophe could denote a possessive or a contraction.

Contractions are not peculiar to English, IIRC some French contractions are compulsory. And whilst there are differences in the use of contractions in commonplace speech between countries, even between regions, most style guides I know suggest/mandate they be avoided in formal narrative.

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