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Dominantly, I use the pre-installed Liberation suite but in essence, I am looking for any word processing means that has robust spelling and grammar checking, and even language-based and style directions, like MS Word would do these:

  • its very long - will suggest usage of it's instead of its
  • sentence ends. But it was narrow. - if style check is on, it will suggest using However instead of but.
  • and the common spelling and grammar errors as usual.

Any help will be welcome.

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If what you are looking for is a grammar checker, there are a few options available:

. LanguageTool - available as an extension to LibreOffice. Follow this guide if you have difficulties installing.

. Queequeg - an English grammar checker for non-native English speakers. Support is lean but the Wiki page has many details; useful for LaTeX users.

. Abiword - has long included a grammar checking engine, which in its latest versions uses Link Grammar theory. Available from the Software Centre.

As an addendum, Readability Report may be an helpful tool to improve the readability of your text.

Beyond these suggestions there are a few more grammar/readability suites available under commercial licenses.

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