The browser extension that wants you to write
Whether it’s a quick email to a coworker or a 30-page report for your boss, writing matters, and it matters a lot. But unfortunately, not all of us are so great at it. And even if you are a better than average writer, making grammatical mistakes is a normal occurrence.
There is a way around this, though, and it’s called Grammarly. This Microsoft Word add-in, website tool, and browser extension will correct your work as you type, and while it may seem like just another version of Spell Check, it’s not. It’s much more than that.
Grammarly corrects the traditional written mistakes – like misspellings and forgotten apostrophes. And then, it goes above and beyond that to correct verb tense, perfect word choice, enhance clarity and optimize adjectives. For example, if Grammarly catches you using a generic adjective, it’ll provide you with an alternative. It can even go a little further than that to correct your work based on writing style or to help you cite your sources.
This content tool won’t just say something is incorrect; it’ll tell you why it’s incorrect. Grammarly will provide you with a full description of the grammar rule, as well as the explanation behind it. With multiple examples of both correct and incorrect usages, you’ll actually become a better, more educated writer.
Like mentioned earlier, Grammarly isn’t just a browser extension; it’s also a website tool and Microsoft Word add-in. What does all of that mean? Well, for starters, as you type in your browser, Grammarly will correct you. Say you’re creating a new Facebook post. Grammarly will jump in to let you know if you’ve made any mistakes along the way.
As a website tool, you can visit Grammarly’s website, copy and paste text directly into the site, and see what’s right and what’s wrong. As a Word add-in, Grammarly appears as just another tab in the Ribbon. So, where you might see Home, Insert, and Layout, you would also see Grammarly.
Grammarly is free up to a certain point; however, if you’d like to benefit from all of its features, you’ll need to pay a monthly fee. To learn more about pricing and specifics, visit www.grammarly.com/premium.