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Friday 5 July 2019

Encounter Grammarly and Eliminate Grammatical Errors!

This post contains affliliate links to Grammarly Inc. I would get a commission for sales originating from the links. I have however used the product and I guarantee its proficiency and effectiveness.

I stumbled onto the fascinating world of Grammarly during my teething stage as a blogger.

I was a newbie blogger. I had written a few posts and was eager to find every resource that would make my blog world class. 

So I started researching online reading every post or resource that I could lay my hand on to better my blog. I found Grammarly as an affiliate link on a partner website. I decided to give it a try.

Now I have a reasonably good command of the English language 
(or so I thought!). Though English is not a mother tongue,  I had been taught the art of speaking and writing the language from a tender age.

It was therefore very shocking when my first article edited on Grammarly revealed eight writing issues! (so much for a Pro in English language!)

So what exactly is Grammarly?

Grammarly is an online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection software/app.

Developed in 2009 by Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn, it is the world's leading software suite for perfecting written English. It checks for more than 400 types of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, enhances vocabulary usage, and suggests citations.

Grammarly functions more like a free online editor, a personal writing assistant, that cross checks and proofreads your document to give it that professional look and finish. Better than a thesaurus which only checks for spelling mistakes, Grammarly scans through the entire document to check for the appropriate tone, tenses, spelling, punctuation, word count and makes recommendations.
It's powerful Artificial Intellience (A.I) based technology spots unoriginal text by checking against billion of web pages.

Grammarly is available in two versions:

  • Free version
  • Premium version
What can Grammarly do for you?

Grammarly as a writing assistant can perform the following tasks effortlessly and seamlessly for you :
1)    Grammar Check (such as subject-verb agreement, article use, and modifier placement, in addition to contextual spelling mistakes, phonetic spelling mistakes, and irregular verb conjugations.)
2)    Spelling Check (corrects common spelling mistakes.)
3)    Punctuation Check
4)    Proof Reading

6)    Fluency Check
7)    Identify Outdated Vocabulary
8)    Suggest Missing Words and Articles
9)    Identify Weak Adjectives

Please kindly note that some of these features are only availale in the Premium version, which I will discuss later below.

How does Grammarly work?
To unleash the power of Grammarly, you need to create a free account to download the software.  Click here to create a free account.

Click on the "Add to Chrome" button, follow the onscreen instructions by inputing your email and password. Confirm your registration by clicking the activation link sent to your  email inbox.
Once your account is created and active, the writing assistant shows up

Click on "New" to either import a draft of your document or to type afresh on the dashboard. Once your content is loaded, Grammarly gets to work, checking and suggesting corrections to mistakes observed in your text.

After proofreading your document, Grammarly gives you a Performance Report where it analyses and compares your body of work with other writers. The Performance report looks like this:

The Performance Report highlights amongst other things your 
  • Word Count; which is a summary of the characters and words used in your text as well as the time taken to read it or speak it.
  • Readability. a metric that compares your sentences and words with other Grammarly users
  • Vocabulary Usage
Grammarly is fully compatible as a plug-in for Google Chrome, Microsoft Office, Windows, and as app for Android and IOS phones.

Grammarly Premium
Just when I thought I was having a blast using the excellent features of Grammarly free version, I encountered Grammarly Premium, which is an upgraded, paid version of the free edition.

Grammarly Premium is a paid upgrade that offers over 400 types of checks and features. It checks for grammatical errors, provides vocabulary enhancement suggestions, detects plagiarism, and provides citation suggestions. 

While the free edition of Grammarly peforms necessary grammar checks like spellings and punctuations, Grammarly Premium ups the ante many notches by going the full hog and is the zenith of professional proofreading and editing.

The basic differences between the free and premium versions are as shown below:

Critical grammar and spelling checks
Advanced checks for punctuation, grammar, context, and sentence structure
Vocabulary enhancement suggestions
Genre-specific writing style checks
Plagiarism detector that checks more than 16 billion web pages
Source : Grammarly.com

How much does it cost?
As the name implies, Grammarly Free is FREE for anyone to download and use. If your goal is to check your grammar and spelling, then I highly recommend the free edition. 

However, if your goal is a world-class presentation, free-flowing and error-free, then the premium version is for you.

The premium version comes in flexible payment options, as shown below:

Monthly    : $29:95

Quarterly   : $19:98/month. Billed as one payment of $59.95 

Yearly        : $11:66/month. Billed as one payment of $139.95

Who can use Grammarly?
EVERYBODY who communicates using the English language. From Management staff of corporations to sales executives for their presentations, from Professors and teachers in Ivy Institutions to their students for their lecture notes and assignments, from businessmen and women to artisans for their quotations and of course bloggers, literally everybody! Best of all, you can easily register for the free account and start using it now!

If you want that error-free write-up, presentation, assignment, quotation and take your works to a professional, world-class level, then I strongly recommend Grammarly.

P.S: In addition to using and enjoying Grammarly like I am doing, why not take it a notch further by referring family and friends and get paid handsomely for doing so?
Find out more here.

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  1. Thank you. The premium should work for me.

    1. Go for it please! It will serve you very well.

  2. My only complaint is it doesn’t give me suggestions on SEO like INK for All

    1. Your suggestion about Grammarly is well noted Ankit. Thank you


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