When you want to write something, you will make sure that it contains no errors and should be easy to read and understand. But unfortunately, there will be many grammatical mistakes that you don’t even recognise.
So to avoid that, you need some type of tool to recognise and correct it. My recommendation is to use Grammarly for better writing.
This tool is very helpful for those who want to write blogs, articles, letters, resume and various kinds of formats. This is a must tool for writers.
So, let us understand in detail about Grammarly and how it detects the errors.
What is Grammarly?
Grammarly is a grammar editing tool which includes the features like,
- Grammar and punctuation
- Spell Check
- Writing Style
Grammar and punctuation
Grammarly detects the grammar and punctuation mistakes from basic to advanced level. It also provides real-time suggestions and guidelines on how to correct these mistakes.
Error detection includes alliteration, comma splices, run-on sentences, fragments, and much more.
So whenever you forgot to add any punctuation like a comma or full stop, it reminds you to add in that place.
Grammarly usually checks every letter you are typing. So there are continuous checks for the errors.
So, there is no need to worry about the spelling mistakes anymore!
Do you know what is Plagiarism? If you don’t, no problem I will tell you what it is.
Plagiarism is the practice of copying the content (data) from other sites and pasting it to your blog or article.
TIP: The main thing you should remember is that Google doesn’t encourage such type of activities, it only searches for unique and trustworthy articles. This is important to know especially if you are a blogger.
So whenever you complete any line or paragraph, it searches whether this same data is present in other webpages or not. In this way, you can avoid plagiarism by modifying that line or paragraph.
Surprising thing is that it compares your writing with billions of web pages across the web and the whole process takes takes only a few seconds!
The writing style is important because it mainly focuses on the audience/readers experience. Grammarly gives you real-time insights about readability score, sentence length, etc which is very important to keep the readers engaged.
Grammarly detects the vocabulay that you are using in your writings. It detects whether you are using business vocabulary,medical vocabulary, etc.
How Grammarly detects all these errors?
Grammarly is an online application that detects errors by using AI-powered technology. To detect real-time errors it uses some algorithm which helps you to get better suggestions for a particular error.
Watch a short video below on how it works.
How I can use Grammarly?
Grammarly can be used in 5 different ways,
- Browser extension (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc)
- Grammarly web tool
- Grammarly software for PC (Windows)
- The Microsoft Word add-in
- The mobile app (Click here to download the app)
- Also available for MAC (New feature)
Visit Grammarly and and select “Add to chrome” option.
After signing in you can add it to your browser as an extension. To download Grammarly in other platforms follow the steps below,
Step 1: Go to the dashboard and select apps.
Step 2: Select the preferred platforms you want.
Complete the installation steps and you are done. Now you can use Grammarly in other platforms.
If you want to purchase Premium plan, you can purchase from the option shown below.
Grammarly Pricing Plans
Grammarly is free to use, but it has limited features. You need to pay the monthly fee to use all the features.
So, overall it has three plans like Free, Premium and Business. Let us understand in detail about these features.
Free vs Premium vs Business
Grammar, spelling & Punctuation
Consistency in spelling and Punctuation
Lively sentence variety
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(Per Month billed annually)
The Premium plan available in 3 formats,
- The monthly subscription costs $29.95 per month.
- The quarterly subscription costs 19.98 per month, billed as one payment of $59.95.
- The annual subscription costs $11.66 per month, billed as one payment of $139.95.
The main difference between Premium and Business plan is that Premium plan is available only for one user (1 License) and Business is for the team ( ie, 3 to 149).
The premium plan is suitable only for those who are Academics, Content marketers (copywriters) and the Business plan is suitable for an agency or any business.
Why you should choose the Premium plan?
I personally prefer you to use the premium plan because it gives you more insights about your writing part and makes them look professional.
If you are worried about the budget, then I would say free is just fine to use. This plan is suitable for those who is an individual writer, blogger or student.
If you want to have an in-depth analysis and correct every mistake possible, then you should definitely go for the Premium plan. If you want to test the Premium version, then take a subscription for 1 month and cancel if you need to.
You could always try for free in case you want to test it out first (Like I did!).
Here’s how the Premium plan looks different from free version.
Now, I think you got the difference between Free and Premium plans.
Some more features available in Grammarly
Setting goals for your writing style (Available in Free (limited), Premium (Full) and Business Plans (Full))
You can choose your style according to your preferences.
- Audience: Choose any of the options which are suitable for your audience.
- Formality: Choose whether you want to write formal or informal.
- Domain: Choose which type of format you are writing.
- Tone: Determine the tone you want to sound in your writings.
- Intent: Set the writing format according to your article.
Choose your language accent to write
You can choose different English accents like,
- American English
- British English
- Australian English
- Canadian English
If you want to set this setting, then follow the step below.
Step 1: Go to Grammarly Chrome extension and select “I write in” option. In the dropdown menu select the accent you need.
If you set your accent of your choice, then it gives you suggestions accordingly.
Some Common Questions About Grammarly
Is Grammarly safe to use?
A: It is completely safe to use unless you share your email and password with others. So there is no need to be worried about getting stolen.
Is it still worthy to use in 2020?
A: It is definitely worthy. It helps you to create error-free articles by detecting them accurately.
Does Grammarly works in offline or online?
A: Grammarly is completely an online tool. If you want to use this tool you need to sign in with your preferred media like Facebook, Gmail or with the Email address.
This is an online tool as it connects to it’s server for better working of this tool.
Is Grammarly a mobile friendly tool?
A: Yes it is compatible with mobile. You can download this tool in iPhone and Android platforms.
Can this tool run on Mac or only available on Windows?
A: You can run tool on Mac also. They will offer keyboard for iOS and iPhone.
What is the Grammarly cancellation refund policy?
A: If you want to cancel your subscription and get refund, then visit grammarly.com and contact them and get your money back without issue, within a ten-day period.
If you have any doubts, please ask me in the comment section below.
I personally recommend you to use Grammarly for better writing. If you are native speaker or beginner whatever it might be this tool comes in handy.
Interesting fact is that Grammarly’s free Chrome extension has been downloaded 10 million times, and the company has 6.9 million daily active users.
So you can see the usage of this tool. Not only me, everyone recommends it for better writing.
So this is the complete information about Grammarly. If you want to know how to use it, tell me in the comments and I will make a detailed guide on it.
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