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What does a green wavy line under a word or phrase in the document mean in Microsoft Word?



A. The word or phrase might be misspelled.
B. The word or phrase might contain a grammatical error.
C. The word or phrase has been copied to the clipboard.

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Asked by Treth, Last updated: Feb 18, 2020

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S.Sophie

S.Sophie

Answered Feb 19, 2020

The correct answer to the above question is option B – The word or phrase might contain a grammatical error. In Microsoft Word, grammatical error in a word or a phrase is denoted by a green wavy line under the grammatical error. One of the amazing features of Microsoft word is its ability to detect grammatical errors and to make possible suggestions. Many people today cannot write correctly without the help of this tool. When the green wavy line appears, all you have to do is click on it, and the grammatical error will be corrected.

You can also right-click on the green wavy line to see the possible suggestions. Option A is incorrect because when a word or phrase is not spelled correctly, a red wavy line appears not a green wavy line. Option C is incorrect because when a word or phrase is copied to the clipboard, a green wavy line never appears.

 

C.Charlotte

C.Charlotte

Answered Feb 05, 2020

The answer to this question is B. One of the reasons why people like using Microsoft Word is because it tries to correct the various errors that you can make while you are creating documents. Aside from the grammatical errors that will be shown through the green lines that are placed underneath the words, you should also realize that red lines will indicate that there are some spelling mistakes.

The blue lines will show that you need to double-check the spelling of some of the words that you have written. Just by the color of the lines that you will see, you will already know what issues you need to address.

 

D. gray

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Answered Jul 15, 2019

The correct answer to this question is B. The word or phrase might contain a grammatical error. If the line were red, it would indicate a spelling error. Spell and grammar checks are one of the essential features of Microsoft Word, so much so that many people can't write or spell without it. When the wavy line appears, one can right click on the word or punctuation in question.

This right-click will load a suggestion to correct the error appropriately. There is also a setting where you can have Microsoft Word always automatically correct the spelling of certain words for you, which is crucial if you find yourself constant misspelling the same word.

 

Angelica

Angelica

Answered Jun 12, 2018

B. The word or phrase might contain a grammatical error.

 

treth

Treth

Answered Feb 07, 2018

The word or phrase might contain a grammatical error.
 

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