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(atrons) #1
<rule id="ID" name="tool long">

 <pattern>
  <token>tool</token>
  <token>long</token>
 </pattern>
 <message>Use too long instead.</message>
 <example type='incorrect'>I was away for <marker>tool long</marker>.</example>
 <example type='correct'>I was away for too long.</example>
</rule>

(Daniel Naber) #2

Thanks! I have added your rule so it will be in tonight's snapshot (https://languagetool.org/download/snapshots/?C=M;O=D). To avoid some false alarms, I added a negation. This is the new version:

<rule id="TOOL_LONG" name="tool long (too long)">    
            <pattern>
                <marker>
                    <token>tool</token>
                    <token>long</token>
                </marker>
                <token negate="yes">ago</token>
            </pattern>
            <message>Did you mean <suggestion>too long</suggestion>?</message>
            <example type='incorrect'>I was away for <marker>tool long</marker>.</example>
            <example type='correct'>I was away for too long.</example>
            <example type='correct'>They opened their tool long ago.</example>
        </rule>