Grammarly is an online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection platform developed by Grammarly, Inc. Grammarly review: The software was first released in late 2009. Grammarly’s proofreading resources check against more than 250 grammar rules.
It is a tool that can help you avoid typos when working online. It’s not good to keep those who aren’t confident in their writing abilities from making big mistakes in their content. It also adds a few extra steps to your writing process.
HISTORY |GRAMMARLY REVIEW|
Grammarly is an app that automatically detects potential grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in writing. Grammarly’s algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, wordiness, style, punctuation, and plagiarism. It’s available via a browser extension for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge. It is available for both iOS and Android as an app; a premium service is available for a monthly payment.
It was developed in 2009 by Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn, in Kiev.
In 2018, a security bug was found in the Grammarly web browser extension. This allowed all websites access to everything the user had ever typed into the Grammarly Editor. This bug was fixed immediately. Grammarly said it has no evidence that the security vulnerability was used to access any customers’ account data.
It is a writing tool that helps one check for several types of errors like:
It detects grammar and punctuation mistakes – basic to advanced. It also provides suggestions and guidelines on how to correct these mistakes.
It’s also a robust spell check tool.
It also detects plagiarism, by comparing your writing to billions of pages across the web.
It also helps one to self-edit their work by providing insights about their readability score, sentence-length and so on. This is extremely helpful for adapting ones writing style for a particular audience.
WHO IS GRAMMARLY GOOD FOR?( Grammarly Review)
Grammarly Review: It is useful for both native English speakers and for those who don’t write in English that often. People who use it include:
- Content marketers and copywriters
- Any business professional who wants to draft an accurate report, presentation, email or social media post.
For most types of writers, grammar checker acts as another line of defence, even if they are native English speakers. One can use it to make sure their book, article or blog post is accurate and easy to read. The premium version is also helpful for students who may have a batch of work they want to check.
EASE OF USE
Grammarly works on Chrome, Safari and Firefox. One of the features that makes Grammarly the best choice for an online grammar checker is: how easy it is to use on various web apps and even in Microsoft Word. Unlike other grammar checkers, the application isn’t intrusive, and it appears in texts boxes online. Many of the other programs that were evaluated made it hard to identify the problem text. But Grammarly’s red underlining is easy to see and clearly marks where the error is.
- When you’re in a text box, you need to click an icon at the bottom to get Grammarly to pop up.
- So, then you can see details about corrections that need to be made.
- The site then redirects you to a suite where you can read the text in your email or message with more details and helpful input from the checker.
- There’s a short lag while the software analyses your content, and it adds a few extra steps to your writing process.
- However, Grammarly’s helpful and correct suggestions trump the slight delay.
The service also has an online hub where one can manage all its settings. You can compose and save documents within Grammarly if you’d like. Also, you can install an application on your phone to check your writing on the go.
The cost of the service is lower when paid upfront for longer periods of time. The annual plan is the best deal if one can handle parting with $139.95 upfront.
USING THE TOOL
GRAMMARLY REVIEW: There are many ways to use the Grammarly software to review your work. Here are the most common ones:
Copy and paste your entire article, book or extracts of your writing into Grammarly for: proofreading, grammar checking and for a spell check.
By clicking on ‘Import,’ you can also upload a Microsoft Word document into Grammarly.
You can use Grammarly as your primary writing app, by writing directly in the tool. As you type, Grammarly will automatically start pointing out errors. Once you click on the “Correct with Assistant” button, Grammarly will show you the errors.
Windows users can also install a Grammarly plugin on MS Word, which will help them detect errors as they write. This plugin isn’t available for MS Word in MacBook’s.
THE PLAGIARISM DETECTOR
Included in your Grammarly account, is a plagiarism checker. Which can be useful if you’re writing academic content or reviewing a person’s work.
Bloggers and content marketers find this very useful. It allows them to check if they have accidentally copied text from their research sources. And then forgotten to edit their content to make the text original.
This feature might also favor college students who are concerned about citing too heavily from their sources.
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After incorporation of the text, this proofreading tool underlines grammar mistakes similar to what we see in Microsoft Word.
Grammarly Premium also provides more detailed suggestions than the free version (or Word) about why we made a writing mistake such as errors in sentence structure.
This is particularly useful if one is a non-native English writer. Also, if we want to improve our knowledge of English grammar rules. There’s a Grammarly handbook filled with grammar tips if one needs more help.
Similarly, it offers tools to provide insights about our content such as –
- A basic grammar checker tool for active/passive voice, wordiness, and punctuation
- An accurate spell-checker
- A vocabulary tool along with a readability score
- Reading time estimations
- Sentence structure analysis
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Grammarly Premium monthly subscription costs $29.95 per month.
Premium quarterly subscription costs 19.98 per month, billed as one payment of $59.95.
Premium annual subscription costs $11.66 per month, billed as one payment of $139.95.
However, one could always try Grammarly for free in case we want to test it out first, which is highly recommended.
GRAMMARLY 2019: THE BOTTOM LINE
Grammarly is a useful and affordable writing tool that belongs in our toolbox. It’ll help us find and fix errors in our writing fast and it’s easy to use too.
- Excellent online grammar knowledgebase
- Another line of defence against grammar errors for authors who self-publish, as well as bloggers and writers
- Useful for non-native English speakers and new writers
- One can switch between US and British English
- We have a web Grammarly extension for our browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox & Edge are all supported), desktop and mobile applications to make sure we have access to it at all times.
- Some writers may balk at paying $29.99 a month for a grammar checker
- Not a replacement for a human proofreader or an education.