Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: Grammarly

Everyone can use a little help with grammar. Let's be honest, there are a lot of crazy rules when it comes to grammar and even seasoned pros can use a bit of assistance in this department. Do I use a comma here? Is it farmers' market or farmer's market? How do I spell that one word I can never remember? 

I'm happy to say Grammarly can help you! If you use Chrome like I do, you can get the free Grammarly extension, which is like autocorrect for your computer. Any time you write something, whether it's an email, a tweet, or a blog post, Grammarly will check what you've written and give you feedback. It will let you know if you misspelled something or used a word incorrectly and much more. If everything is correct, that red little "3" in the picture below will instead be green.
Not only can you get the awesome Chrome extension, but they now have a Microsoft Office (works with Word and Outlook) add-in, though I haven't used it myself. 

Another fantastic thing about Grammarly is the website itself; if you're writing a novel or an essay or a blog post and you know that your friends and family are sick of you asking them to read it, or you're not ready to show it to people yet, you can use Grammarly as a second pair of eyes. Upload or simply copy and paste any document to ensure that your writing has no errors. 
I uploaded the prologue of my novel and I'm happy to say that I got a score of 84 out of 100. I had 13 alerts that were mostly about commas, either there was one that shouldn't be there or there was one missing. As you can see there were two spelling mistakes, but that's because the story takes place in an alternative universe, so the country has a name that I made up and obviously it's not in the dictionary. 

I'm going to continue using both the Grammarly website and the Chrome extension because they're just so darn useful. If you're hesitant to try it, don't be. Grammarly is free to use, or you can get a premium account for $12 a month. They also have this really cool thesaurus

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  1. I will absolutely be downloading Grammarly on my laptop. This extensions sounds like a dream come true... I am always wondering if I am using a comma correctly or not! Thank you so very much for sharing!

  2. Well it might certainly help with a thesis… lol

  3. This looks awesome. Sometimes I just can't remember a grammar rule, and not even Google can help me haha.

  4. Wow, what a cool tool! It's crazy what technology can do these days. I like that it grades you! My inner perfectionist naturally loves that feature! lol

    The Closet by Christie

  5. oh my goodness! I need this! I suck at grammer!

  6. I'd use grammarly for pretty much everything! I'm constantly writing in English, even though it isn't my native language.

  7. LOVE this, I have never heard of this before, but will totally be trying it out soon!

  8. This sounds like an awesome extension! I went ahead and added it to my Chrome browser. It will be awesome for blog posts, etc. I often find myself spell-checking the hard way, by copy-pasting into Google, so this will make it that much easier!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  9. It's so helpful! I find myself missing the extension when I'm on my work computer or other people's computers!

  10. It's fantastic! If you use Chrome definitely get the extension! Plus you can get a free Grammarly membership and upload your blog posts!

  11. You should get a free membership to Grammary! It's free to sign up!

  12. Haha me too!! The extension has saved my butt many times!

  13. This will definitely help! You should give it a go!

  14. Yes, it helps with that! I tend to misuse commas without even knowing it and now I do know!

  15. I currently use Grammarly, but would love to see what additional features the paid version has! Thanks for the giveaway Sara!


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