“I use Grammarly’s free online grammar check because even the best writers make missed stakes.”
I recently stumbled across Grammarly, a tool that claims to be “The World’s Best Grammar Checker”. According to the website, Grammarly is “an automated proofreader and your personal grammar coach” that corrects “up to 10 times” more mistakes than many of the most popular word processor packages. Bold claims indeed, though such powers of proofreading do not come cheap. At the time of writing Grammarly is charging $29.95 per month, or $139.95 for a whole year. That’s £18.56 per month or £86.74 per year for users based in the UK.
But is the system any good? Come to that, can any automated proofreader really substitute for a bit of good old-fashioned honest toil? Continue reading