Are you wanting to sound clearer and more concise in your emails? Or in drafting memos or blog posts? Grammarly is here to help!
Grammarly is a “cross-platform cloud-based writing assistant that reviews spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and delivery mistakes. It uses AI to identify and search for an appropriate replacement for the mistake it locates.”
Here are the ways it can help you!
1. It’s everywhere
The great thing about Grammarly is that wherever you want to use the extension, you can.
You can choose to go directly to the site if you want. You can start new documents on there or upload your own to edit.
However, if you do not want to go to the site every time, you do not have to. You can use it anywhere else you are typing.
- Microsoft word docs
- Notes app
- And more!
For your convenience, you can also download the extension on your phone. Use it in your:
- Mobile docs
If you want, Grammarly will be everywhere you write. the great thing about that is the constant tips will have you constantly learning and improving. And it is done so subtly, you won’t even realize you are learning.
The only caveat with Grammarly is that you need to be connected to the internet to use it.
2. Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Grammar and spelling are what Grammarly is known for. Any errors Grammarly finds are underlined in red. All you need to do is have your cursor hover over the word or phrase and the recommended correction will pop up. This makes errors easy to see and even easier to correct.
The potential errors can range from:
- Using the wrong ‘there’
- Misspelling a word
- Using the wrong tense
- Repeating words
Grammarly will catch that any anything in between.
3. Let’s be concise
One problem that most people have is being too wordy. Brevity is clarity. Grammarly wants you to be as clear as you can to avoid any miscommunication and misunderstandings.
One way they do so is to recommend you get rid of all your ‘very’s and ‘really’s. Another recommendation is to replace all ‘have to’s with ‘must’ and ‘able to’s with ‘can’.
Technically, those word choices are grammatically correct, but they tend to be a bit wordy. Grammarly thinks those suggestions are cleaner and easier to read. Therefore, these suggestions are underlined in blue. You decide if you want to take them out.
4. Set the tone
Grammarly has added a cool feature, a tone detector.
The tone you use with different people is incredibly important. Are you:
- Writing an email to a boss
- Drafting a memo
- Sending a text to a friend
- Writing a note to yourself
All those situations require a different tone. This feature will tell you how your writing sounds and help you stick to the tone of voice you want.
5. Be confident
Grammarly has your back! You’ve got someone with you, always proofreading your work. No, the AI is not perfect, but you should feel confident in knowing you have another ‘set of eyes’ on your work! It will help catch the things you missed.
Additionally, you are always learning the more you use Grammarly. So, not only do you have backup, but you will watch yourself get continuously better.
But there’s more!
If you try Grammarly and like, they have a Premium version with even more features such as:
- Plagiarism checker
- Formality level
Check out the Premium version:
- Monthly subscription: $30 per month
- Quarterly subscription: $60 per quarter
- Annual subscription: $144 per year
- Grammarly Business: $12.50 per month per member
Download Grammarly and improve your writing today!
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Grace Lopykinski is a blogging intern at LadyBossBlogger. She currently attends the University of Tennessee and is studying Business Administration and English.