Grammarly: How Does It Work?

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: Grammarly: How Does It Work?

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Elsereen wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 02:11
Grammarly is a spell check extension that you add to your browser, which will automatically check spellings, punctuation, sentences and lots of more while you are typing..
:arrow: NOTE: you have to allow extension for your browser before it works and of course a working Internet connection.
Hope you find it helpful. :no-spoil:

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I love using most at times when am typing online..

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I have downloaded the free app as well as the add-ins for Microsoft Office and Firefox browser. However, it seems they won't work offline and a copy of your document is stored in the cloud, by default.

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Miriam Molina wrote:
04 Sep 2018, 19:14
I find my free Grammarly useful when I misspell words, miss capitalizations, and misname famous people or places. Like any other computer app, however, it won't catch all errors and may even suggest improper corrections. A user should still learn the grammar rules and take the Grammarly suggestions with a grain of salt. (For instance, since Grammarly uses US English, it will flag British spellings as errors.)
Yes, this is so true. It's baffles me to know that such a great app would even suggests improper corrections at times.

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daviddawud wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 18:05
Miriam Molina wrote:
04 Sep 2018, 19:14
I find my free Grammarly useful when I misspell words, miss capitalizations, and misname famous people or places. Like any other computer app, however, it won't catch all errors and may even suggest improper corrections. A user should still learn the grammar rules and take the Grammarly suggestions with a grain of salt. (For instance, since Grammarly uses US English, it will flag British spellings as errors.)
Yes, this is so true. It's baffles me to know that such a great app would even suggests improper corrections at times.
Nothing yet beats the human brain. Thank God!

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I use grammarly add-in as well as other sites to check punctuation. They do not show the errors mentioned by the editor. I read my reviews at least thirty times before submitting and yet there is a problem with commas. I almost feel like giving up on reviews. Wish there would be a thread with examples of reviews that have no errors.

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I have MS Word 2007 and it has grammar and spell check features built in. So for those of you who have MS Word, you may not need Grammarly.

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Post by MrsCatInTheHat »

Desitt wrote:
19 Mar 2019, 23:47
I have MS Word 2007 and it has grammar and spell check features built in. So for those of you who have MS Word, you may not need Grammarly.
MS Word is good but not perfect. None of the programs really do it all. That's why many people suggest using two proofing programs, in addition to reading the review aloud and carefully going through it line-by-line.
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Great advice @CatInTheHat !

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I use Grammerly online. As with any spellchecker or grammar program, it's a tool. It can't do the writing for you, but it can alert you to issues to think about. The program is not always correct either. Especially for fiction writing, where certain stylistic choices may not exactly follow all the rules.

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I love Grammarly. It not only corrects spelling, commas and gives you new, less redundant words, it also has a plagiarism check that you can use if you are a content writer and your client sends you copy they got from other websites. It is well worth the price. I have learned a lot about the English language using it.
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Desitt wrote:
19 Mar 2019, 23:47
I have MS Word 2007 and it has grammar and spell check features built in. So for those of you who have MS Word, you may not need Grammarly.
I used to do that and I consistently got points taken off because Word is iffy on the comma corrections. So I switched to Grammarly and my scores are much better.
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Post by MrsCatInTheHat »

CinWin wrote:
19 May 2019, 15:27
Desitt wrote:
19 Mar 2019, 23:47
I have MS Word 2007 and it has grammar and spell check features built in. So for those of you who have MS Word, you may not need Grammarly.
I used to do that and I consistently got points taken off because Word is iffy on the comma corrections. So I switched to Grammarly and my scores are much better.
I use both Word 365 and Grammarly. Even then, you really do still need to know what to look for, as there isn't a perfect tool out there.
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Grammarchecker.net uses Grammarly to check the grammar. You can copy paste what you want to check in the box and it is free. Note that it does NOT catch everything.
"I don't want to dance with the Devil
I just want to confront him at a table
And I don't need your hollow promise
I just need to look you in the eyes and tell you
You didn't help me make it"
Upchurch The Redneck

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Miriam Molina wrote:
04 Sep 2018, 19:14
I find my free Grammarly useful when I misspell words, miss capitalizations, and misname famous people or places. Like any other computer app, however, it won't catch all errors and may even suggest improper corrections. A user should still learn the grammar rules and take the Grammarly suggestions with a grain of salt. (For instance, since Grammarly uses US English, it will flag British spellings as errors.)
RE: improper suggestions on Grammarly
I ignored the advice of Grammarly in a review and had points deducted. I wrote "... .is narrated in third person." Grammarly said it should be "... .is narrated in the third person."
I ran it through Scribens and Writers Work, and it was not flagged, so I left the article out. I cannot find a rule regarding article usage for this phrase.
Any suggestions?

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