Is Grammarly beneficial and good?




Is Grammarly free? or Is it worth its premium price? What kind of benefits from using it? Let's find out.    

Hello, I am Dilum, one of the authors of this website. I'm not extremely fluent in English, as my mother tongue is Sinhala. We all love our native languages and prefer to speak it because it is easy to handle. No matter how much we love to talk and write in our mother tongue, it is imperative to use English as an international language to work with foreign nations in a globally united world. Maybe you are from a country where you speak English fluently. And it could be your mother tongue. But you can often make mistakes when preparing documents in English. So is there an easy way for both of us to identify grammatical errors in handling the English language? I think Grammarly is an excellent solution to that right now.


What is this Grammarly, and how to use it?

Most of us already know that. But the primary purpose of this blog post is to find out if there are any benefits to using it. It's effortless for me to use. I also use Grammarly to write this blog post. Grammarly is a program that provides suggestions for spelling, grammar, and punctuation correction of documents we prepare in English. We can use Grammarly for free to do just that. Yes, it is entirely free to do the below tasks !!! 

  1. Checking Spellings
  2. Checking Grammar Mistakes
  3. Checking Punctuation Errors

This can be done in several ways. But you should be online because it's a web-based platform. We can use Grammarly to diagnose the above errors in an article created by Microsoft Word or in an email created using Microsoft Outlook. 


Grammarly for Microsoft Office

If you do not have a Grammarly account, all you have to do is go to grammarly.com and register there. Then download the free software for Microsoft Office from the Grammarly website. By installing it on your computer, you can quickly fix any of the above errors in anything you type in English using Microsoft Word and Outlook.

Grammarly not only points out the mistakes we have made but also suggests the most appropriate words and methods to correct them. So what else do you need to write in English? Yes, there are more things. We will see in the future whether they are also included in Grammarly.


Grammarly for Windows

Suppose you are using Windows operating system on your computer. In that case, you can download the Grammarly desktop app for Windows from their website. There are many more benefits to installing it. You can use it to identify the errors mentioned earlier in any text you type or paste there. It also allows you to upload a document that you have prepared and identify the mistakes in it. If you are looking to use the Grammarly premium option, you will get great results from this software. We'll talk about that later.


We can also use Grammarly when working online.

Grammarly for Chrome

If you use the Google Chrome browser, you can get Grammarly support for your online work by installing its Grammarly extension. All you have to do is Open Google Chrome and visit the Chrome Store to install the Grammarly browser extension. Then Click Add to Chrome to start the download. It's entirely free !!! 

After this installation, we will have the opportunity to correct the typing that we do on the Internet through the Google Chrome web browser. Isn’t that really a huge convenience? This allows you to instantly identify mistakes in a document you type in Google Docs as well as an email message you write in Gmail. I also use Google Chrome when writing this blog, so it is really convenient for me. Now with Grammarly for Chrome, it's much easier to create posts on WordPress or Blogger. 

Did you know that this can give you the opportunity to correct mistakes in the posts we write on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? Isn't that a significant and exciting fact !!!

Can Grammarly be used in other browsers as well? Grammarly currently supports browsers Safari, Firefox and Microsoft Edge by their extensions.


Grammarly Is Now on Smartphones

Let me say another satisfying fact. Now you can install the Grammarly keyboard on your smartphone for free. The Grammarly Keyboard is now available on both iOS and Android.

How to get it?

If you’re an Android device user, go to the Google Play Store and download the keyboard. If you’re on iOS, download it from the App Store. Every time you type with the Grammarly keyboard, it checks your writing and makes sure your message is clear, effective and error-free.

OK. Is that all over now? Not yet. There is much more to say. So far, we have been talking about Grammarly free services. 



What is Grammarly Premium, and Why I need it?

If you upgrade to the paid version of Grammarly, you will have the much more advanced features of this program. Grammarly Free is good for only casual writing with basic writing suggestions. But suppose you want more advanced documentation with Style, tone, and clarity improvements. In that case, it's better to go for the premium version. It'll be beneficial for your work and studies. From Grammarly Premium, you will get Clarity-focused sentence rewrites, Tone adjustments, Formality level additional advanced suggestions, and fluency in the phrases. For the content writers, you can check all over the internet whether your contents are original or not by the Plagiarism option of Grammarly. Isn't that great?


For Free,

  • Spell checker
  • Grammar and punctuation checker
  • Conciseness

With Premium,

  • All the features that include in the Free version
  • Adjusting the tone of the sentences 
  • Clarity-focused sentence rewriting 
  • Formality level word choices and advanced suggestions 
  • Fluency
  • Plagiarism detection


Is it worth upgrade for Grammarly premium?

In my personal opinion, Yes, it is worth it.

There are three plans to choose from in Grammarly,
  1. Monthly - $29.95/month
  2. Quarterly - $19.98/month (Billed as one payment of $59.95)
  3. Annual - 11.66/month (Billed as one payment of $139.95)

As you see, it's a little bit expensive to purchase. But it worth that price if you need your documents to be more accurate. However, the features you really need in fundamental are available in Grammarly’s free version. 



Pros (+)

+ Fast and accurate grammar and spell-check
+ Several interfaces support various types of devices and programs.
+ Suggestions for premium/ advanced writing styles
+ Plagiarism detector for content writers
+ Easy to use interfaces

Cons (-)

- A little bit expensive the premium version
- No offline mode for editing





2 Comments

  1. It’s one of the very useful blogging guides I have seen about Grammarly. I was searching for a good review before the installation.

    Thank you so much, Dilum!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that. Thanks for your comment!

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