There’s a good chance you still have questions about things like grammar, punctuation, and spelling every once in a while. On the other hand, referring to a style guide or conducting. A Google search for every single question regarding grammar can become tiresome.
Grammarly is a Chrome extension as well as a mobile keyboard that can assist you in quickly editing your writing across various social media platform. As well as in emails, messages, and documents. It can function as an alternative to spellcheck. Providing feedback that is more detailed and even offering writing advice.
There is a free version of Grammarly that can be downloaded. As well as a premium extension that can be purchased for a fee. And add-ons that can be used with software such as Microsoft Office. At this time, it is only available in English. However, you have the option of selecting American, British, Australian, or Canadian English as your default setting.
The following is a comparison of the features available in the free and paid versions of Grammarly.
What the free version covers
The free version of Grammarly offers suggestions for correcting grammar, spelling, and punctuation on all sites. In addition to offering notes on how tone can correct and how conciseness can improve on some sites.
After you have downloaded the plugin, you will be able to click into it and make changes to your settings. Such as making spelling corrections automatically.
Grammarly logo design
When you start writing, a tiny Grammarly logo in green appears in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. You can click on it to have it check your work. It will highlight potential errors in the same way that spellcheck does. And it will give you the option to either ignore them or add them to your Grammarly dictionary.
The features that stand out the most are Conciseness and Tone Detection, but they are only available on a select number of websites and, more recently, on mobile texts and emails. Conciseness will suggest omitting words or phrases that are redundant.
For instance, it suggested that I take out the word “individual” from the phrase “each individual course.” Tone Detection, on the other hand, is concerned less with the specifics of your writing and more with the way it makes the reader feel as a whole.
Version of Grammarly
Even though the free version does not offer detailed feedback or an explanation of why it thinks your tone sounds a certain way, I’ve found that using it as a sort of tonal check-in has been helpful to me. It’s reassuring to know that my writing comes across as cordial and assured, particularly when I’m using it to make a public request for pitches on Twitter or to send an introductory email to a colleague.
In addition, Grammarly provides you with the opportunity to personalise the feedback they provide to you by informing them of your opinion regarding the accuracy of their tone detection (which is important, since your language may need to change depending on different circumstances and contexts).
Overall, the free version has the potential to be a helpful additional writing tool. Features such as Tone Detection have the added benefit of providing an additional confidence boost that your tone comes off as you think it does.
What the premium version gets you
The premium version of Grammarly with E-A-T & SEO offers users more in-depth feedback, such as suggestions on which words to replace others with to broaden their vocabulary or make their tone sound more respectful. In addition to ensuring that your grammar is correct, the premium version of this software can improve your writing so that it is more dynamic, engaging, and straightforward. In addition to that, it can help you formalise your writing more and includes a tool that detects plagiarism.
- The monthly payment option is $29.95
- The quarterly payment option is $19.98 per month (as one payment of $59.95)
- The annual payment option is $11.66 per month (as one payment of $139.95).
- Grammarly offers a Business team plan for a price of $12.50 per month per user of the service.
The free version of Grammarly is essentially an expanded version of spellcheck. With a few additional writing style features that are not typically found on other websites. But it included in the Grammarly free version. Before sending out an email, it can provide a speedy check for tone. And can be of great assistance in pointing out where a comma or a word should be added or removed.
Premium gives you more detailed feedback and more specific writing suggestions to help improve the actual quality of your writing. If you want to improve your writing without having to enrol in a class, the premium version might be a useful tool for you to use. But this will depend on your specific requirements.