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I spend a fair bit of my time each day writing. Some of it is here on the blog. My other writing is predominately via email and social media. Regardless of where my words might be, I am thrilled to have added Grammarly to my tool kit for making sure my writing is top notch. (Note ~ I am an affiliate which means the purchase of a premium subscription would result in a commission for me. Thanks in advance to anyone who elects to do so.)
What is Grammarly?
Quite simply, Grammarly is The World’s Best Grammar Checker!
Okay, a slightly more expanded explanation is that Grammarly is a cloud-based application which checks your writing for mistakes or areas to improve.
Grammarly checks your writing for:
more than 250 types of common grammatical errors (free version has 150)
correct contextual spelling mistakes
enhance vocabulary usage (premium)
provide citation suggestions as you type
Using it is easy! Just start typing while using one of Grammarly’s products and see a variety of suggestions in real-time. Don’t worry, it won’t completely obstruct your view or distract you while you type.
If you click on a ‘highlighted’ error, a card will pop up which can be expanded to show examples. You then choose what corrections to accept, if any, and can make your own changes as well.
Users can download an app / extension for their chosen browser to use it for checking everything you write while in the browser. They also offer an extension for Word to have all the awesome power within your word processor.
You can try Grammarly for FREE! Well, a slightly watered down version of Grammarly is available to use free of charge. However, some functionality that could be quite beneficial for you is lost.
Why Upgrade to the Premium Version of Grammarly?
If you do a lot of writing and want it to be the BEST possible finished product, then you’ll want to upgrade to the paid version of this application. For someone like me who wants their best face forward, having this application is essential. I am also thinking about running my unfinished manuscript through it to see what grammar issues I might have missed.
Students can definitely benefit from the paid version with the built in plagiarism checker. Having been falsely accused of plagiarism during my early college years, I know how important it is to make sure you work is your work.
All in all, Grammarly is THE tool you want to get and keep the edge in communication!
Have you tried Grammarly?
If so, have you done just the free version or upgraded to the premium?