Install Grammarly on Google Chrome for Editing Help
Edited by Jay, Eng, Maria Quinney, Alma
There's nothing worse than typing out a great comment or email, only to see later that you wrote there instead of their, or made a silly spelling mistake. As embarrassing as this may be, it can happen to the best of us. Fortunately, with the use of a free tool (with a paid option available) called Grammarly, and your Chrome web browser, you can stop any unwanted grammar, punctuation and or spelling errors from leaking beyond your keyboard. It works with Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, LinkedIn and pretty much anything on the web that accepts text. You can also use it to create new documents. With 250+ built-in grammar rules, (most of which MS Word misses) you can be comfortable knowing your writing will be clear and free of errors.
- 6Once Chrome is granted permission to install the extension, you will be asked to create a free Grammarly account.
- Enter your; name, email, password, and choose an answer that best suits you in the drop down menu. If your information looks good, click "Sign Up".
- Make sure to use an email account that you regularly check or at least have access to. In the event of a password reset, you'll need to login to the email account used during registration.
- 8Next, we need to check our preferences by clicking the green Grammarly icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
- In the Grammarly settings box you can select; the version of English you write in; whether to use it with Google, to display definitions and synonyms or create a new document.
- You can also access your Grammarly account by clicking, My Grammarly in the lower right corner of the settings box.
In addition to their free service, there is an option to upgrade to a premium account. The premium version offers more options such as; customized checks, 24/7 email support, and even more relevant corrections for numerous writing scenarios.
Upgrade to a premium account
Tips, Tricks and Warnings
- It's good habit to proofread everything you write. Even a short message or post on social media is worth glancing over a second time quickly.
- Grammarly currently does not support Google Docs.
There you have it. A free and a paid option that will help improve your writing over the web. Even the most popular word processors miss basic grammatical errors. On top of that, very few have time to triple check every little comment or reply they make over social media. Having a fail-safe in place such as Grammarly, right into your browser, will help cut down on tedious editing time.
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Recent edits by: Maria Quinney, Eng, Jay