Grammarly: Instant grammar checker
--plagiarism checker--online proofreader.
It's as if Word's grammar checker
required you to diagram all your sentences.
The grammar checker
thinks about that a little, then says to consider "as" or "as if" instead of "like." And as if that weren't bad enough, the spellchecker chimes in that I should change "meemies" to "memos" "mammies," "mummies" "mommies" or "mimes."
Cysill is a sophisticated spelling and grammar checker
, with many new features, including a pop-up dictionary translating from Welsh into English, invaluable to those whose knowledge of Welsh is elementary.
It might seem like a minor complaint, but when you're used to being able to do little things like obtain a word count on a paragraph, check stock quotes in a reference window, or even rely on a robust grammar checker
, Works just comes up short.
Contributing editor Fred Goss says that it was his error in the last issue misquoting Dizzy Dean--as opposed to "a politically correct publisher or zealous grammar checker
Popular programs such as Microsoft Word now include a spelling and grammar checker
, thesaurus, clip art, hyperlink, page layout, envelope and label creation, mail merge and other tools that used to be provided by other programs.
For example, using a spell checker or grammar checker
may identify errors.
It works a lot like the spelling and grammar checker
on your computer, but it focuses on jargon and readability.
To compare Grammarian and the grammar checker
in Word 2001 for the Mac, I copied the passage above and pasted it into a new Word document.
However, I learned years ago, long before Word 2000, not to trust the suggestions offered by the spell checker and especially not by the grammar checker
. The types of sentences and "errors" it flags show clearly that someone took an elementary school grammar book and encoded the rules into the software, without any appreciation for how the rules might apply (or not apply) to sophisticated adult writing.