Don’t trust Grammarly completely

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Grammarly is a useful tool, but it can be wrong.

I use it it to help with this writing and at times it suggests improper grammar. It seems to have a problem with the tense of the subject. It also has issues deciding between singular and plural. I have had to override its suggestions at times, to make my writing standard English.

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Does that mean you shouldn’t use it? Of course not. It is useful even if it is imperfect. It is easy to make a mistake, and even after reading through something several times, things can slip by. If you aren’t a professional writer these kinds of tools increase the quality of your writing.

In comparison to the Microsoft grammar/spell check, it seems better and worse. It is better in that it can suggest advanced phrases and worse in that it doesn’t seem to understand a common language. I prefer to write with Grammarly instead of Microsoft Word since I think the free version makes you look more intelligent.

I welcome Grammarly when it gets more AI and the ability to understand a person’s writing better. I welcome the ability to help Grammarly understand the style in which I write. Until then, thanks for the memories Grammarly.

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