I’m sure this has been brought up before, it can’t be only me, but I failed to discover a previous discussion. First off, very cool tool. I’m loving it – and if there is an area you can point me to, where a python hack can toy with this issue, I’m down, and it’s not a big issue either, because I’ve never seen a grammar tool have this… anyway, it’s about Fiction and dialog. In non-fiction it is a quote so they have the same issue.
Inside dialog, it is a quote, a verbatim transfer of sound, sometimes only possible to render in phonetic symbolism for spelling i.e. Awk! but more often it is a grammar rule, which is breached, since most people do not speak in grammar friendly fashion. Speaking in a grammar friendly manner is dull, and you can’t get laid using a dull and witless voice.
The issue is, I want to tell my tool not to check certain rules inside dialog, but to always check them outside of dialog. Outside of dialog, well, that’s me, and the writer has to hold to a narrower course or he looks witless and doesn’t get laid. I know, it’s all weird and stuff but hey, so is grammar.
So, how can I put in a regex or set a table look up or something that checks to see if the infraction is inside quotation marks? And, if so, to walk on by and let the man say his peace?
Is this possible? I’m much more comfortable adding nonsensical words to my dictionary, because I use the same spelling for them, and I don’t use them often, but grammar rules are a whole different set of fears.
Thanks in advance.