Grammarly is a free tool that makes my writing better. It’s that simple. Finding over 150 types of errors, it goes way beyond the tools that come with Word, WordPress, or any other writing tool I use.
Of course, it catches my spelling and punctuation errors. It doesn’t stop their.
It doesn’t stop there. It catches those embarrassing contextual mistakes when I use a correctly spelled but incorrect word. It also allows me to select between British and American English, to avoid mistakes like the one I just made:
For many people, this is a one-time setting. For me, an American expat living in the British Commonwealth, it is an ever changing issue. It is refreshingly easy to switch from one format to the other.
I opted for Grammarly Premium. It gives me a few added bonuses:
- 100 additional advanced grammar and spell checks
- Suggests better words, thus improving my vocabulary
- Checks for plagiarism
- Genre specific writing style checks
- Sends me a weekly email that tells me my progress and my biggest mistakes. This week they were rogue commas, misplaced articles, overused words, and incorrect verb forms.
To be honest, I love it!
I’ll be the first to admit that I was leery
to try of trying Grammarly. How can software know what I am trying to say? To my surprise, it does. Where I had just written, “I was leery to try Grammarly” it suggested:
I clicked on more:
Have you tried Grammarly yet? What are you waiting for? It’s free.
This post was proofread by Grammarly.
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