Antidote 9 English

Features

Corrector

  • More than 13,000 targeted errors
  • Confused words: there/their/they’re, its/it’s, whose/who’s, etc.
  • Meaning errors: *meat your friends, *air to the throne, etc.
  • Ultrafast correction of the entire text field
  • Direct correction into the original document
  • Language, typography and style corrector
  • Batch correction of identical errors
  • Clear flagging of errors
  • Clear, graded explanations
  • Context-based links to guides
  • Context-based access to dictionaries
  • Editable correction window
  • List of detections to see everything at a glance
  • Revision filters: logic, semantics, pragmatics and more 
  • Dynamic statistical filters: words, phrases, frequencies and more
  • Inspection filters: verbs, complements, past participles and more 
  • Style: repetition, nested phrases
  • Typography of spaces, numbers and addresses
  • Punctuation: excessive or missing commas, etc.
  • Detailed syntactic analysis of sentences
  • Foreign-language detection
  • Multiple personal dictionaries
  • Nearly 150 settings: language, typography, interface, etc.
  • Fully printable results 

Dictionaries

  • 104,000 words, including 27,000 proper nouns 
  • 49,000 common expressions 
  • 1,400,000 synonyms
  • 700,000 word combinations with real-life examples
  • 8,000 verbs with all conjugated forms
  • Semantic fields of 46,000 words, with interactive cloud
  • Etymology for 72,000 words
  • 12,000 families 
  • Phonetic transcription of 155,000 word forms
  • 400,000 quotations
  • Expressions, idioms, phrasal verbs and proverbs
  • Plural forms
  • Frequency of each word
  • Region- or country-specific expressions and trademarks
  • Search with wildcards 
  • Search as you type 
  • Search for rhymes, sorted by degree
  • Search for anagrams, with blank letters
  • Multiword search, for finding connections between words
  • Advanced search by criteria
  • Discover towns, countries, historical figures and rare words
  • Integrated Wikipedia access
  • Smart links to Termium and Web search engines
  • Option to add links to other Web resources
  • Context-based links to guides 
  • Easy addition of new words
  • List of favourite words
  • Full hypertext navigation 
  • Parental controls
  • Adjustable font sizes
  • Fully printable content 

Guides

  • Spelling
  • Lexicon
  • Grammar
  • Syntax
  • Punctuation
  • Business writing
  • Style
  • Phonetics
  • Typography 
  • History of the English language
  • Language matters
  • 350 clear, precise articles
  • Examples and tips
  • Fast lookup by topic
  • Instant search for articles
  • Specific references from the corrector and dictionaries
  • Full hypertext navigation
  • Fully printable content

Types of errors handled

In the list that follows, errors are indicated by an asterisk. Antidote 9's corrector

  • corrects spelling mistakes (mentionned*)
  • corrects errors in determiner–noun agreement (this days*, much* people)
  • corrects errors in subject–verb agreement (My sister and I was* there., the man who sleep*)
  • corrects errors in noun pluralization (the *informations, scared of height*)
  • corrects meaning errors caused by homophones or near-homophones (a discrete* cough)
  • corrects “a/an” confusion (an* hospital)
  • corrects “your/you’re”(Your* late again.), “its/it’s” (Its* cold here.), “their/they’re/there” (read they’re* book), “less/fewer” (less* people) and many other confused words
  • corrects words commonly confused by non-anglophones such as “take/make/do” and “say/tell
  • corrects errors in fixed expressions (could* care less)
  • corrects incorrect inflections in irregular verbs (payed*)
  • corrects errors of the possessive (the boss’* son, a childs* mind)
  • corrects errors of compound tenses (I didn’t understood.*, They’re entitle* to benefits.)
  • corrects gerund vs infinitive errors (I enjoy to write*)
  • corrects errors of mood (I suggest you to go*)
  • corrects comparative and superlative usage errors (He is youngest* than her.)  
  • corrects question tag errors (He lives here, isn’t* he?)
  • corrects number syntax (three thousands* students, 32st*)
  • corrects constructions common among to non-anglophones (I have 34 years.*)
  • corrects determiner errors (I like the* nature.)
  • corrects preposition errors (They arrived at* home., in* the end of the day)
  • corrects relative pronoun errors (my neighbor which* sued me)   
  • corrects errors in syntactic hyphen usage (a three day* trip, a badly-designed* poster
  • corrects word order: adjectives, adverbs and more (a red huge* circle)
  • corrects word separation (She likes it alot.*, Johns eems* sad.)
  • corrects duplicate words (go to to* bed
  • corrects word/numeral usage in numbers (I have 2* cats.)
  • flags false friends (by hazard*)
  • flags Canadianisms (washroom), Americanisms (restroom), Britishisms (lorry), and other national varieties of English
  • keeps track of register (informal, slang, formal, no longer used)
  • flags offensive language
  • flags redundancy (an actual fact)
  • flags spelling inconsistencies within a text (signaled/signalled)
  • corrects inconsistencies in word/numeral usage in numbers (twelve dollars ($10*))
  • corrects comma usage errors, including serial commas (The show,* will start soon.)
  • corrects errors in end punctuation (Who knows.*)
  • corrects the position of the closing quotation mark in relation to the comma or period (He said, "I will".*)
  • checks the format and validity of dates (Saturday*, November 3rd*, 2015)
  • checks for correct capitalization, including in titles (War And* Peace, *russian literature)
  • checks spacing (30 %*)
  • checks typography of dashes, quotation marks, times, numbers and addresses
  • flags instances of repetition
  • flags long sentences
  • flags nested phrases (my brother’s girlfriend’s mother)
  • flags passive, impersonal and verbless sentences
  • flags commonplace verbs

Awards

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Reviews

The English version, used by one of our bilingual testers, works perfectly and is useful for both native and novice English speakers […]. Antidote won’t write your work for you, but its proficiency at correcting mistakes is impressive. As always, it remains a key standard in the writing world.

RC
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Testimonials

"I find Antidote to be excellent and particularly educational. This software should be in every school, and all teachers should be trained on how to use it. I just retired as a schoolteacher but I am actively promoting this tool."

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