Product Name: Grammarly
Overall Ranking: 89/100 (Legit)
Skill Level Needed: None
$59.95 quarterly (after calculating $19.98/month)
$139.95 yearly (after calculating $11.66/month)
Owners: Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn
Grammarly – Product Overview
There are a lot of options on the internet that help people write without having to worry about their spelling and grammar. Grammarly is one of the most popular ones. It is an excellent choice between the existing multitude options for writers looking to write error-free and teach them what they are doing wrong to help them improve their grammar in the long run. I would recommend this useful application to everyone, and there is a possibility to have a free account.
Grammarly won the TopTenReviews Gold Award with a rating of 8.88 in the Best Online Grammar Checker Comparisons and Reviews in 2013.
Grammarly is an internet browser add-on. The user can choose from a list of options what they intended to write. The program allows not only to write the text without any grammar mistakes, but it teaches the writers that what they wrote could have a different meaning or spelling depending on the context. The person is then aware of their mistakes and is less likely to reproduce it. Learning by writing 🙂
It is a very easy constructed system to use as it simply underlines what it thinks is an error in a red line and hovering over it will pop-up a new menu. The user has three options to choose from and can also add it to their personal dictionary. The system will even notify a missing comma or punctuation. It is ideal for writers who tend to have run on sentences as it can correct and render a confusing text comprehensible. One of the most common types of mistakes made when writing a sentence.
Another great option is when someone is unsure of why a word or a fragment of a sentence notes as a grammar error. The users just click on the type of mistakes, and this brings them to a page explaining the grammar rule and how it applies, clarifying why their texts underlined in the first place. It can allow them to choose whether the correction is right or not. As I said above, Grammarly is an excellent educational method for those trying to learn to write better with little to no mistakes.
- Works everywhere on the Web including WordPress
- Full online grammar database
- Plagiarism Checker
- Useful tool for all who are not that good in English and want to be better
- Makes choose between 20 different types of documents (academic, business, blog, essay, letter, etc.)
- Finds a Corrects up to 10x more mistakes than your everyday word processor would do
- There is a free version of the product so that you can test it
- The system is not entirely human proof; it is 90 % reliable, and rarely it can suggest a word or a comma somewhere where it is not needed
- The plug-in will not always be able to detect similar spellings to a word and that they are of the same word type. For example sentence: I like to buy stationery because I find it cute. It should be stationary but since both of the phrases are nouns and are written with nearly the same spelling, Grammarly will not always mark it as an error. That´s why it is always important to review your work and check for any new or easily confusable words online or in a dictionary to assure that their use is being correctly applied.
- If you decide to be a premium member and subscribe to a monthly plan it is a bit expensive $29.95. If you go early, you will save money, and it would be actually $11.66 monthly.
- There is not always an error if there is a red mark under what you have written. This information can lead to even more errors if the grammar option that Grammarly has suggested is not correct. But fortunately, this happen rarely. It could even be that what a user had written originally is perfectly fine. Therefore should users always re-read their work to make sure that it is proper.
Who is Grammarly For?
This program is an excellent tool to help users, especially students or those who are trying to learn, to write worry-free. It is easy to install, easy to use and customizable to each user. What more to ask for when looking for a grammar correcting plug-in?
Whether you are a professional writer, a freelance, a student or a blogger, this program is for you. Almost everybody makes mistakes while writing, who more who less. It always happens and having and online tutor ready to tell your errors, and correct is not only a way for learning and improving but to look more professional.
There is a well thorough FAQ section where you can have your question answered most of the times. Otherwise, you have three mail addresses where you can ask for support. You almost always receive a reply within 24 hours. But remember that Grammarly is a support tool itself, so you probably won’t need to contact them unless for other reasons like payment of affiliate programs.
There is a free account or a premium account with these possibilities:
MONTHLY – $29.95/month
QUARTERLY – $19.98/month – Billed as one payment of $59.95 quarterly
BEST VALUE ANNUAL – $11.66/month – Billed as one payment of $139.95 yearly
My Final Opinion of Grammarly
I bumped into Grammarly because a friend advised me to check it out, so it could help me having my blog posts written professionally. As soon as I tried it, I knew I could not write anymore without it. 🙂
It helps a lot, and you can write your articles faster. I can only recommend to use it! Whatever you do in life, and leaving aside your instruction level, you should use it. You won´t regret it, and you will learn a lot from it. And there is a free version to try out without paying for it.
Grammarly underlines errors and suggests to fix them. And yes, I´m using Grammarly while writing this post. 🙂
What should you do now?
Try Grammarly. It is free. You can upgrade it if you want to have more options. It will save your time; it will make your look more professional, and it will teach you grammar – basics and advances as well.
If you already use Grammarly or want to use it, please leave a comment or question below.