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Grammarly review

Grammarly

Grammarly for error-free writing

Introduction

Making mistakes in articles published by myself can be embarrassing, especially when writing for English professionals.  My writing is a process of multiple revisions.  I would write a paragraph, take out the spelling mistakes,  fix the grammar,  and then try to improve readability.  Spelling is my biggest hurdle.   All of these multiple revisions are quite a chore.   Without proper tools, reviewing an article would take hours.   Fortunately, I came across  Grammarly.  What used to take hours now takes minutes.  Grammarly instantly reviews my items as I am typing them; it reviews for spelling, grammar, and sentence structure.  Grammarly offers suggestions in a popup window.

Grammarly is most useful to people for whom English is not their first language.  The rules of Grammar are quite different for other languages.  English has many grammatic subtleties that are difficult for speakers of other languages to understand.  When I need to quote someone else’s work in researching an article, Grammarly helps me with its plagiarism check. Grammarly checks your emails, documents, essays, and more: It fixes punctuation errors, improves word choice, writes better sentences,  provides instant Plagiarism Report; eliminates grammar errors; works Where You Do.

What is Grammarly?

  • Grammarly is an extension for Chrome, Safari Firefox, and Edge browser.  It will help with your writing on nearly every site on the internet.  It has an algorithm that flags issues as you write, then suggests a correction for grammar, spelling, wordiness, style, punctuation and if you chose, plagiarism.  This tool can also provide a reason for the correction, so you can make the best decision about how to correct any errors.
  • Grammarly also works on Android and IOS devices.

Why do I choose Grammarly?

I was skeptical about Grammarly‘s claim of the most accurate grammar checker.  Installing this software was surprisingly easy.  Once installed, this software went to work immediately reviewing my writing.  I was shocked at how bad my writing was, Grammarly pointed out all of the errors, including spelling, punctuation, and grammar.  A few weeks after using the tool, my writing style improved.  I found that I was making fewer errors.

What does Grammarly do?

Grammarly checks for:

  • Grammar and punctuation – Grammarly offers real-time suggestions
  • Spell Check – A robust spell-check tool
  • Plagiarism – Grammarly detects plagiarism by checking pages on the internet.
  • Writing Style – Grammarly provides real-time information about readability, sentence-length, etc.

How much does Grammarly cost?

The basic version of Grammarly is free; however, for the advanced features like a plagiarism check, you will need the Premium version.

How much does Grammarly Premium cost?

This software is billed either every month, quarterly or yearly basis.

  • The cost for a yearly subscription billed annually is $11.66 per month billed as an annual payment of $139.95
  • The price for a quarterly subscription is $19.95 per month billed at $59.95 per quarter
  • The cost for a month is $29.95

If you would like your work reviewed by a human, the price is $0.02 per word.

The overall rating for Grammarly

Ease-of-use: 4.5/5

Accuracy: 5/5

Affordability: 4.5/5

Overall rating Total: 5/5

How does Grammarly compare with built-in tools in WordPress and Microsoft Word

I have used the WordPress editor to write articles in WordPress.  The WordPress editor helps fix some grammar issues, but its capability is minimal.

The grammar checker built into Microsoft Word is a good starting point. However, the grammar checking in Word is not as comprehensive as Grammarly.  The Microsoft Word grammar checker missed mistakes, for example, missing words, that Grammarly picked up.

Conclusion

Grammarly fixes spelling, grammar, and readability, and a premium subscription Grammarly will check for plagiarism.   This is a ‘must-have’ tool for professional writers.  Making mistakes in professional writing can be costly.

I chose this software for its accuracy, and because it works almost everywhere on the internet.  It is easy to install and use.  The Grammarly algorithm is fast and accurate.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this review in the comments section below

Click on this link to install the  Grammarly plugin

Aaron Skudder

12 Comments

  1. Hi, thanks for the info. I’ve been wondering about grammarly lately. I was also wondering , since you said it’s free to try, do you know the cost after the free trial? That would be good to know. Thanks for the info, I’m going to try grammarly for sure now. 

    • Click on the Grammarly link to find the best option.  The cost varies according to the options that you chose and the period you commit to.

  2. This is a really great review on the spelling checker grammarly. I have heard of grammarly in the past but I have not bothered to check it out yet. It’s really good for students since it can check for plagiarism. I read on another that it is also good for social media because one can connect grammarly to ones social media platforms. How true is this 

    • Thanks for the review.

      You are right about correcting for social media.  I have updated my post to include this point.  Thanks

  3. I have always used WordPress editor to write my content and it does help with fixing grammer issues, but its capability is very limited.

    What it does is highlight every error word you have, but doesn’t actually give you any hints on how to fix it, which sometimes makes it a bit difficult.

    I find this Grammarly quite interesting, as it seems to cover every aspect of typesetting my articles.

    Anything that will help improve my articles to near perfection is definitely welcomed.

    Will install this Granmerly on my system asap.

    Thanks for providing this recommendation.

    Cheers

    • Hi

      Thanks for your comments about Grammarly.  I agree, the WordPress editor is far behind the capabilities of Grammarly

  4. I have been blogging for about a year now and I couldn’t have made it that far without Grammarly… I am not a native English speaker/writer and I used to make tons of grammatical and vocabulary mistakes which slowed down my progress.

    Grammarly helped me correct those mistakes in no time as well as avoid repeating them in the future.

    Awesome tool!

    • Thank you for your comment Xaric.

      The purpose of my site ‘English for Foreigners Online’ is to help people who struggle with English.

      Have a look at the other articles I have about writing and grammar.

  5. Thanks for the information on Grammarly. I haven’t been shopping for a spell-checker for long but I’ll definitely consider this product. Also, this is a brilliant idea for a website. I know that given the amount of immigration into English speaking countries as of late you’ll be helping a lot of people!

    Have you given other spell-checkers a try before? How does Grammarly compare to Reverso or Ginger? 

    • Ginger is an excellent grammar tool produced in Israel.  The advantage of Ginger is for foreign speakers of English. Grammarly however, rates better for grammar checking and speed.

  6. Hi!

    I have been searching for something to use for my grammar and this was not so easy.

    When I read this text I can clearly see that Grammarly can help me both for spelling and grammar.

    My problem is mostly that I don´t know in what order the different words should be. It is totally different from Swedish…

    Do you think Grammarly will help me make better sentences? 

    Thank you for a great post!

    • Yes, Grammarly is especially useful for people for whom English is not their first language. Word order is a big problem.  English is less flexible in terms of word order, compared with many other languages

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