Grammarly – Online Grammar Checker Tool
Before you publish anything on the web, or whether you want to send any personal or formal mail, it is always a good idea to check your text for any spelling or grammatical errors. Even though Microsoft word offers a good spell checker service, it will not point out whether you have made any grammatical errors in your text or not. Grammarly is an online grammar checker tool which can check your text for spelling errors, grammar, punctuations and give you suggestions for corrections. Apart from that, it also comes with a plagiarism checker which can automatically provide citations by searching the web.
Grammarly claims to be ‘World’s Most Accurate Grammar Checker’ and it can correct over 150 types of Grammar errors. You can try out the program for 7 days free of charge to test all its advance features. The interface of the program is very simple. You just have to copy and paste your text in a text field and hit the ‘Start Review’ button. The program might take around a minute to scan your text for any spelling mistake or any English Grammar Rules violation. After the scan is complete, you will be presented with a list of issues that it finds.
The program will walk you through all the issues that it finds one by one. For every issue that it comes across, it will offer both a short and long explanation. It will also explain the error to you and will also provide some correct and incorrect examples. The long explanation goes into detail and even offers the best methods for correcting the error.
Before reviewing your text, you can also specify the type of document which can be ‘Formal’, ‘Casual’, ‘Creative’ etc and the program will give you suggestions based on that. The Plagiarism checker offered by the program is quite realistic. I copied a whole article from my blog there and it was successfully able to identity it as 100% copied and it also found the reference to my blog. The program also offers you suggestions for synonyms for some of the words that you may have used within the text. It also provides a summary view of all the errors that it can find and you can even save the report.
One of the things i like about the Grammarly is that not only it helps you in improving your writing, you get to learn a lot as well. It may actually help you in improving your grammatical skills. Sometimes, if you are not satisfied with any of the suggestions, you can always ‘Ask The Community’ for more help regarding the same. The program also has an offline installer which can integrate with Microsoft Words and Outlook so that you can use it with those utilities also.
Overall i found the service quite useful. You can try it out free for 7 days. A monthly subscription cost around $19.95 while quarterly and annual subscription are available for $39.95 and $95.45