Complexity Checker

The complexity checker has been renamed to ‘grammar profiler.’

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English lexical bundles and their most frequent equivalent forms in French

In this post, we put common lexical bundles that French EFL students use in their writing, through our GRAMMAR PROFILER.  Magali Paquot wrote a paper about Lexical bundles.  Here are the significant forms found in the ICLE – FR: Here are our expert examples: You‘ll be tempted to tear it off. listen They may never be considered as such by religion, but they are just as important as the ones in your textbooks. listen Kaleb‘s art can be viewed as deeply rooted in the pop minimalism of Aureur or Baer. …

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writing feedback 2 from Bhutan

The following piece of writing was given to me to give feedback and I used the complexity checker to help me decide this is B2 at least. Emily‘s Letter 12/12/2020 Hey Paul, The view from here looks great; I can see all the roads that we‘ve walked around, the park where we first shared our first kiss and that pink cafe where you proposed [to] me for marriage. Thinking of our happy moments makes me want to change my decision of falling from this skyscraper. The day I told you I was pregnant made us both proud parents and Jules became the love of our lives. I thought everything was going to be perfect, but life is not a happy picnic. Flash forward into our lives and you have changed, you ignored Jules who was sixteen. When you came home, you and I would fight about everything. I still have a scar on my right cheek when you pushed me to the closet after we fought about how you forgot our anniversary. That scar still hurts me and makes me question if I wasn’t good enough for you. On 16 May 2019, we received a call from Jules’ teacher who told us that Jules overdosed on drugs. We both failed as parents and you blamed Jules’ death on me. We played the ugly blame game and you just left with your things. You never showed up and when you sent in those divorce papers, I had to painfully sign it. A year passed by and I would wake up to face the living nightmares. …

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Feedback using the profiler

I was given some writing from Egypt to check.  The person who submitted it said that the level is C1.  I put it through the free grammar profiler and it gave me the following information.  It predicted that this writing is actually C2.   Dear Parents, I hope you are doing well. Actually, I appreciate your son‘s participation and good behavior, however, I have noticed that he is still dramatically struggling with some language features, so I tailored an intervention plan to handle his needs and elevate his level. Here are some home [work] …

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Free writing feedback

I was given some writing to check.  The person who submitted it said that their level is C1.  I put it through the free grammar profiler and gave me the following information.  It predicted that this writing is actually C2.   Dear Parents, I hope you are doing well. Actually, I appreciate your son‘s participation and good behavior, however, I have noticed that he is still dramatically struggling with some language features, so I tailored an intervention plan to handle his needs and elevate his level. Here are some home [work] tasks and activities which [should|might|will] …

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Pittsburgh learner corpus & complexity checker

I am always looking for true learner texts to see how the complexity checker will perform.  EnglishGrammar.Pro is very lucky to have access to a very large and clearly documented learner corpus. PELIC is based on data collected from students at the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Pittsburgh from 2005-2012…. The IEP data include …

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