We tried out Grammarly premium service that they offered us a few weeks ago. From our experience, Grammarly helps us in correcting our grammar mistakes with ease. Although nothing can beat an education, considering to give Grammarly a go is not a bad idea, after all, it will help you save time figuring out your grammar mistakes that accidentally slipped in your writing. Grammarly works best for students who want to save some time checking their grammar mistakes on their paper.
Grammarly helps you to identify the grammar mistakes that you don’t tend to make such as the incorrect use of punctuation, spacing, preposition, spelling, word usage, word structure, tenses and so on. For example, you wrote “listened at” instead of “listened to,” Grammarly identifies this error by suggesting you change it to the correct one and explaining why it was incorrect. Furthermore, Grammarly also helps you to identify the unoriginal text in your writing by highlighting it and shows you where you may copy the words from and give you pre-formatted references that you can use in footnotes/endnotes and bibliography. Though, you may need to ignore the highlighted unoriginal text notification on the sidebar if you are sure that you don’t copy or get the idea from other sources. If you are writing an academic paper, it is better to spend some time learning or reading the instruction on how to reference your work manually and correctly. Each institution may require different reference styles than the ones that Grammarly suggests.
What you can’t expect from Grammarly?
Grammarly is a software, not a human proofreader so you can’t expect more than what grammar proofreading software offers. However, Grammarly has many useful features that cater to your needs as a new writer or non-native English speakers who just started to become a new writer.
Is it worth paying $29.95/montly for Grammarly?
If you just write occasionally, we don’t think it is worth spending $29.95/monthly for the service. However, if you are working on a massive amount of articles, spending $29.95/monthly for Grammarly subscription is perfectly fine. Of course, unless if you have extra budget to hire professional editors that do the excellent job, you may not need to subscribe to Grammarly. Although you have the option to opt to send your document that you edit using Grammarly software to Grammarly’s professional proofreaders to edit your document perfectly, this surely isn’t cheap.
What else does Grammarly offer?
Grammarly also provides apps that you can install in your browser, Microsoft office, or for windows, and you can access your document with just a click. With Grammarly’s browser extension, you don’t need to worry about grammar or spelling mistakes that you make while you write on the web.
What we think Grammarly needs to improve their software
Grammarly should consider improving the software to target the incorrect use of words in the context more accurately and shows alternative words that users can use. This is an essential feature that can draw more customers, especially from non-native English speakers.
We hope that this review is useful for you. Please leave us a comment to let us know what you think. You can sign up a free Grammarly account through our banner below. Grammarly offers a 7-day trial before you are required to pay for the service.
2 thoughts on “Grammarly review”
November 20, 2015 at 1:28 pm
Great review! I have been going back and forth about whether or not to purchase the subscription. I agree that there are a lot of benefits to using Grammarly, especially if you are not in a position to hire an editor.
November 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm
I agree with you Amy. Hiring an editor sometimes isn’t really necessary on some occasions so using Grammarly software is perfectly enough to do the job. I requested Grammarly to give us discount for our visitors, but they don’t have the discount program at the moment, though they may re-consider it when this review performs well and draw new subscribers.