What is Grammarly And Is It Worth It ?

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When it comes to writing, nobody is perfect that's because we are all humans. That's where a second-eye check can really help us. But we cannot always find somebody who can do that for us.

If you are a teacher, student, employee, worker or boss, then you will mostly face a problem of not knowing whether the stuff you're writing down is grammatically correct or not. And this is even critical if you are composing a proposal or a legal letter.

More than one billion people are studying English worldwide and One-quarter of the world's population speaks at least some English, so it's important that what we write makes sense to others.

So to help us here we need a tool that can correct our grammar, check the plagiarism and make some sense of the stuff we are writing. The best way to do this which I personally use is by using Grammarly.

In this article, t I'm going to discuss exactly what Grammarly is and what it has to offer us as well as the difference between the free version and the premium version.


What is Grammarly?


Grammarly is a widely used online grammar checking tool which helps teacher, student, employee, writers, and other professionals to improve grammar, word choice, and basic spelling or punctuation mistakes in their writing.

With Grammarly, we can write with confidence as it suggests, spelling errors, grammar checks like magic. It works on any website if you enable it.

It corrects your grammatical errors, increases your vocabulary and it also has a built-in plagiarism checker and many more features along with that.



Whether you're writing a book or crafting a professional email or submitting a paper having a professional proofreading software like Grammarly can be a lifesaver.



How can you use Grammarly?


Using Grammarly is very easy
  • You copy and paste your text into the Online tool.
  • Potential grammar mistakes and errors are highlighted with a red underline.
  • When individual errors are clicked, a small box explaining the type of error pops up.
  • You can then decide to correct the error with one click if the correction makes sense or not.
what is grammarly


Two Versions Of Grammarly


There are two different versions of Grammarly- free and premium

With the free version you get access to the browser extension, the Microsoft Word and Outlook plug-in and the personal editor on Grammarly and the desktop app inside of those you can check definitions and synonyms and get access to over 150 different critical and spelling rule checks. You'll also get your writing performance stats via email which is pretty cool.



With the premium version, you'll get all of that plus an extra 100 plus more critical grammar and spelling checks. So Grammarly is a lot better at its job.

You'll also get vocabulary enhancement suggestions, genre-specific writing style checks which is important for those fiction writers out there and access to Grammarly's automatic plagiarism detection system.




Tools Offered By Grammarly

Grammarly is my favorite proofreading software it not only helps to check and monitor my online writing like Facebook blogging and even forums but helps to check my papers books and scripts.

It does this by using different tools-

The browser extension

The browser extension, once installed, sits inside your browser and thus can help you write without errors on social media websites like when you comment on Facebook posts, blog posts, write an email within your Gmail account, or a yahoo account and anywhere else on the internet.



Whenever you write anything like a post on your browser, it will show you the mistakes. It can be grammatical mistakes or spelling mistakes. It will also suggest the right word to use.

By popular request, Grammarly has even a Grammarly keyboard for mobile, that can be used on Android and Apple phones.  I highly recommend using mobile versions as well.

Web application

You can get that by going to app.grammarly.com - you can sign up using your email, or Google account or your Facebook account. whichever you use, it gives you a page where you can either write directly or upload a document to proofread and correct your writing.

Once we start writing here it's going to give us correction options and grammar checks done within the document.

Microsoft Word and outlook plugin


It is a great addition to your word document and outlook so it can help while writing emails to your colleagues and bosses and avoid embarrassing mistakes in the email.

The best part of Grammarly is not just checking grammar or spelling, among other services, but it also helps you learn and improve your writing on-the-go, as it suggests options that we can learn in real-time.

First, download the add-in from here and install it. After installing you can see a new button under the home tab and also a new tab created within the word document for Grammarly.

It has toggle buttons that you can choose and select the specific writing issues you want Grammarly to check.

There are 7 categories of checks you want to run on your document - but not all of these are available in the free version, to get, for example, a plagiarism check, as I mentioned before, its done, with a premium account.

There is also a settings option where you can choose if Grammarly needs to startup as soon as you open a word document, and you can also view your account settings and, check for updates and so on.

Once you have chosen the required settings, all the correction suggestions will be neatly shown on the sidebar window.

With the premium account, you also get more than 30 different document types. This way you can get the most accurate and relevant corrections for your specific writing situation.

Grammarly for windows

Grammarly for windows, which is a native desktop application. Simply download, install and start using it.

There are a couple of extra benefits Grammarly offers which is number one, their blog and the other one is their handbook.

I have found that both the blog and the handbook go hand in hand.

The handbook gives a lot of things to learn all in one page. and the blog shows how and when to use certain punctuations, parts of speech appropriately.




Reviews

Now for this review, I will focus on three things.


First is the speed, second is plagiarism and third is the availability.


1. For speed I would like to rate Grammarly five stars out of five stars.I'm saying this because recently it helped me a lot in completing my thesis with 10% plagiarism which was because of review and literature study. I was just typing it on whatever was coming to my head and Grammarly corrected that for me. So that's why I rated the Grammarly a 5 out of 5 stars in speed.

2. It can check plagiarism while you're typing and search for the online content that has similar text in it. Plagiarism is very important if you are doing SEO work because Google always loves original content and it will penalize if you copy from someone else website. So I would like to rate Grammarly 5 out of 5-star rating in plagiarism.

3. If you write a manuscript or assignment I bet you're using Microsoft Word. Grammarly supports all major apps and now it is available on Android and iOS devices. So I would like to read Grammarly 5 out of 5-star rating in availability.

So that sums up our reviews on Grammarly.

I hope you will use Grammarly as there is no reason not to use it. And above all most of the options are free! So, there is nothing that we have to wait for.

To summarize, these are the services offered by Grammarly. it gives us plagiarism checking, grammar check, spelling check, punctuation, word choice and style mistakes.

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