What Do Green Squiggly Lines Under a Text Indicate?

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The green squiggly lines under a text indicate that something is wrong with your grammar. Find out what the green squiggly lines under a text indicate with help from an expert in information systems, programming languages, web development and network security in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Luke and this is "what do green squiggly lines under a text indicate?" If you're using Microsoft Word, or a similar word editor, you might notice that there are some green squiggly lines underneath certain words, or even whole sentences. This is Microsoft Word checking for grammar. You can notice this using this example sentence, "the ball bounced down the road." If you remove the word "the" from the beginning of the sentence, you will notice a green squiggly line appears under the word ball. That's because it's grammatically incorrect to just refer to ball. You'll notice that when we put the "the" back in, the green squiggly line disappears. You can differentiate between green and squiggly lines because red is for spelling errors. Watch, if I delete the "o" in down, and then move the cursor, a red squiggly line will appear. This denotes a spelling error, whereas, if I delete the "the" again, a green squiggly line will appear underneath ball, and that's it!


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