About MCINTOSHFORMS™

MCINTOSHFORMS™ is a grammatical method used by McIntoshLinguistics along with its editing process called The Literary Editing Project (The LEP), which provides a study and description of orthography, syntax, and morphology.

Within a Microsoft (MS) Word document, MCINTOSHFORMS™ uses regular expressions (regexes) and/or grammatical forms (letters, words, phrases, and punctuation) to isolate word structures (morphology), sentences elements (syntax), and orthography (hyphenation that forms compound words and punctuation that coordinate and combine). The result will allow you to examine/review grammatical constituents and grammatical functions.

The concept of MCINTOSHFORMS™

McIntoshLinguistics, which created MCINTOSHFORMS™, believes that understanding, and being knowledgeable about, grammar and the linguistic aspect of English maximizes a writer’s ability to influence diction.

“… words form phrases, grammatical functions emerge from morphological and phrasal structure, and patterns of phrases evoke a complex meaning.”

Thoughtco.com according a definition and discussion of Lexical-Function Grammar by Mary Dalrymple

This overall effect can be especially apparent in literary prose, where together the vocabulary and grammatical structures and the diction form a kind of storytelling-communication.

Isolate word structures (morphology), sentence elements (syntax), and orthography (punctuation) to identify and remove any potential errors or ambiguity with MCINTOSHFORMS™.