Automatic Grammar Tools – How Accurate and Reliable Are These?

Author: Team Vocabberry


Automatic Grammar Tools – How Accurate and Reliable Are These?

Powerful communication is mandatory for building successful relationships – both professional and personal. And, communication builds up from using grammatically correct 'English'.

So, why are grammatical tools not pop picks despite a plethora of these in the market?

Expensive   

That alone prevents a lot of people from using it. Not everyone wants to splurge so much on grammar tools and 9 out of 10 times, people don’t have the budget to do that either. Take, for instance, the case of Grammarly, which claims to be the world’s best grammar check software. The premium plans cost $11.66 per month at present. The question is, Isn't that a bit too harsh on the pocket?

Accuracy   

The second question is, how accurate are these grammar tools? It is true that in spite of spending good money, people are cheated by errors that creep in despite the automatic grammar tools. These tools don’t serve the purpose, are worthless or just plain pathetic. 

 These automatic grammar tools are only as good as the writer’s ability to use them.  

Take the case of Ginger, which is popular for grammar check and adds proofreading functionality to Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer and Firefox. Ginger corrects ‘basic’ spelling errors and grammatical mistakes and offers suggestions. This highlights the fact that Ginger corrects basic grammar and glosses over more ‘nuanced’ mistakes. The conclusion is, if you make a ‘complex’ mistake, you have no hope for Ginger to detect that.

Verdict   

If people have to spend a big portion of their budgets on automatic grammar tools but cannot solely rely on these for correcting even fundamental mistakes then what’s the point? That just sums up the attitude of users who have already used these hence explaining the flagging popularity.


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