Cheaper alternatives to grammarly

Some grammar rules (and embarrassing mistakes!) transcend the uniqueness of different regions and style guides. This new International Grammar section by OnlineBookClub.org ultimately identifies those rules thus providing a simple, flexible rule-set, respecting the differences between regions and style guides. You can feel free to ask general questions about spelling and grammar. You can also provide example sentences for other members to proofread and inform you of any grammar mistakes.
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Re: Cheaper alternatives to grammarly

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Using Grammarly is a great first step, but it is certainly not enough for complex grammatical structures, agreements, and rules. If I am unsure of something, I normally look up the rules on an educational website (.edu) to see if I can find the answer to my question. Grammarly will catch things like missing punctuation frequently, but will not catch if there is a misused but grammatically correct word.

For example, this sentence is incorrect- The cab climbed up the tree. It should be "cat", but Grammarly only knows that "cab" is spelled correctly. Proofreading reviews multiple times over (even after one edit) is super important when trying to catch these errors. If you are really struggling with a rule even after using the internet, it wouldn't hurt to ask a question in this forum (if it isn't already there). :)
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Unfortunately, I don't have any advice. I only came here to see what was recommended. I don't personally use any type of grammar checker, but I probably should start using one.
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Mounce574 wrote: 20 Apr 2021, 15:43 Natural reader to read your work back to you. Listen to it and any errors or unnatural sounding wording stands out.

Unless you pay for professional services, always double check. I found leaving my writing alone for an hour or so before proofreading helps me recognize errors that I normally would not have caught. When in doubt about a sentence, run the sentence only through one of the grammarcheckers.
I think this is the best advice you could get. Giving your work some time interval after writing and then going through it to correct any errors later helps to clear your head. I also do it all the time and everytime the review sounds as if it is written by somebody else.
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I currently use a combination of Grammarly and Microsoft Docs. Then I use Natural Reader to check for weird sounding or too-long sentences. The next step is to leave it alone for a few hours. After you do that, read it aloud. It will help you make a few more adjustments. I make a thousand corrections even while I am submitting the review. And I am still improving, but the above steps have helped me a lot.
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ProWritingAid, LanguageTool and SleekWrite could be of good help.
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Post by Mukoan M »

Thank you for this thread, I was also looking for grammarly alternatives. I will try the suggestions above.
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Here is what I do. After writing the review, I have the Grammarly keyboard. I use it to check and correct simple errors such as spelling and punctuation. I then copy the review to pro writing aid ( checking up to 500 words is free.) I then use Natural reader to read the review out loud. Then it's all done. I just submit. It's almost 100% effective.
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JM Reviews wrote: 25 Sep 2021, 15:30 Here is what I do. After writing the review, I have the Grammarly keyboard. I use it to check and correct simple errors such as spelling and punctuation. I then copy the review to pro writing aid ( checking up to 500 words is free.) I then use Natural reader to read the review out loud. Then it's all done. I just submit. It's almost 100% effective.
This is quite helpful. It's great I found this thread.
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