Do you face those embarrassing moments where you make grammatical errors?
We all know how Proofreading can be painful and time-consuming.
Now, I am not saying one needs to be a grammar nazi, but a little perfection hurt nobody.
But for that to take place, I'll have to let you in on a small secret weapon which I use.
Grammarly! Grammarly! Grammarly! Grammarly!
I have come up with a detailed review of Grammarly just for you! Let me help you get the answers to the millions of questions popping through your head!
We are all familiar with the phrase. There are two sides of a coin, so before I start the review, I'd like to brief you on few Pros as well as cons of Grammarly. It will help you expand your perspective of Grammarly.
How to use Grammarly?
A process to when you use it as an app or if you use it via extension on google chrome. It is helpful for either of the use.
STEP 1 : Create a Grammarly account for free.
I can assure you that Grammarly provides you with helpful suggestions on your writing, making your writing clear and precise.
STEP: 2 Incorporate Grammarly To Your Style!
Next, you have to open a new document, set a goal for your writing.
Let me tell you that, You can set writing goals based on your requirements. Few of them can be as follows:
Based on the above goals Grammarly provides its insight on how precisely you can improve your content.
STEP: 3 get that Tool working!
Here are the most common ways to work the software :
Copy the entire article, or an excerpt from the book or paragraphs of your writing and paste it into Grammarly.
Another way is By clicking on ‘Import,’ you can also upload a Microsoft Word document into Grammarly.
Use Grammarly as your writing app! 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!
Mac users can use the beta version of Grammarly in their ms office!
What does Grammarly offer in the free version?
We all know Grammarly comes with a software which offers free features. If you're a person just looking for moderate use of Grammarly such as checking spellings, or minor errors, then I would recommend you opt for the free version.
Let’s take a tour of how the free version works okay?
We have already established that Grammarly's free version provides us with a list of critical features such as:
One of the most common forms of mistakes we make is Spelling mistakes. They can be very annoying if you ask me. When Grammarly’s algorithm detects a spelling mistake, it judges the context of the word and further suggests possible words that you might have meant to write.
Grammarly detects grammar and punctuation mistakes. Personally, it does a great job with the same, especially when compared to other grammar checking tools out there in the market. But Sometimes even Grammarly has its limitations like often it recommends edits which aren’t necessary. All in all, Grammarly helps you get your content free of grammatical errors.
It detects punctuation mistakes – from basic to advanced. It also provides guidelines on how to correct these mistakes. I often end up skipping commas at significant places and adding some unnecessary commas. So Having worked with Grammarly for the past few months, has been a tremendous help towards improving my content.
These were some of the features that Grammarly free version offers us. I feel quite optimistic while recommending you Grammarly because I know how frustrating it is to go through your article and look for errors. Grammarly makes life a bit easier that way. Now, free is great, and I am not saying it isn't, but it does come with certain limitations. The premium version of Grammarly offers you with far more options.
Premium - is it worth it?
An advanced grammar checker, an efficient plagiarism detector and some vocabulary enhancement suggestions! What more does a person really need?
Now, I have already told you all about the free version. Allow me to highlight significant aspects of the premium version. The advanced grammar checker and more contextual editing options are available if you opt for the premium version. But one feature which pops up to me is the plagiarism detector. I don't think I can elaborate more on the other features because we had got it covered when we were discussing the free version above but I would like to share my insight on plagiarism detector. For you, I would want to jot down a few easy tips that Grammarly offers.
The Plagiarism Detector!
There is a plagiarism checker, which can be useful if you’re writing academic content or reviewing a friend's work. For Bloggers and content marketers, this is very useful and worth the fee. To make the text original, and not an inadvertently copied text from their research sources, Grammarly reminds them to edit the text and pops plagiarism alert wherever necessary. This detector might also appeal to college students who are concerned about citing too heavily from their sources from extensive research. It compares your entire content with billions of pages across the web.
Apart from that, we have ourselves with vocabulary enhancement!
We all know we have a habit of repeating words. We even sometimes misuse the words, and it does not fit the context either. A Vocabulary enhancement feature suggests replacing the existing words that are repetitively used in your article or otherwise.
Whether it will work for you or not, I cant 100% guarantee that, but what I can tell you is that it is a great tool and one that you will like quite a lot. I feel you should definitely give it a try.
Who can use it?
All of the above People can rely on Grammarly. If I have skipped a few, then feel free to add in the comment section. Grammarly helps make life easier when you're working on a deadline!
Frequently asked questions:
- Is Grammarly considered a reliable grammar checker?
Grammarly can not only identify issues in your work but also inform you if your text is plagiarised. There have been plenty of times when Microsoft word would fail to show errors, and in a way, Grammarly has helped me find those grammar errors. However, if you still need that human touch, I recommend taking the help of a person who is an expert.
- Can you have access to Grammarly on your mobile?
Definitely! Both Ios, as well as android phone users, have easy access to Grammarly.
- Does Grammarly have a cancellation-refund clause?
If you give it a try and don't want to continue the Premium version, then Grammarly offers an exit clause. You can contact to Grammarly support and get your money back without any issue, within a ten-day period.
- Does Grammarly work on a Mac?
Yes, I use Grammarly on Macbook air all the time. Grammarly offers a Grammarly Chrome extension along with one for Safari too. I’ve also used Grammarly for iPhone.
- Can we get Grammarly Premium for free?
I am sorry but You can’t! Although the basic version of Grammarly is free and helpful, you could use that. Then after using it for a while if you feel you'd like to access the advanced feature you could use the premium version.
- Can you use Grammarly Offline?
No, sadly you cannot. Grammarly is essentially an Online Tool that uses your internet connection to check if the content for errors. So, you cannot use it offline.
Any more questions which I might have left out feel free to ask them. Just make sure you know everything about Grammarly and have no doubts about its benefits.
Yay! We have come to the end of the review. I hope this review helps you improve your writing skills.