Grammar Checker UK has been around for a long time now. I’m writing this with the world’s leading word processor which has a built-in grammar checker and spell checker and although I use the spell checker often, I never use the grammar checker. Why? Because it’s wrong on too many occasions!
So if the leading word processor can’t give us a reliable grammar checker, what should we do?
How to Improve Your Grammar
- Get a hold of a book like the Grammar Bible and keep it by your computer. Make use of the tips it has and over time you’ll definitely improve your grammar.
- Visit the Grammar Girl’s website. This site offers lots of tips and delivers them via podcasts which you can listen to on your computer or ipod. It’s one of the most popular books on iTunes so definitely worth a look.
- Check out WhiteSmoke Software’s grammar checker. This is a grammar checker with a difference. WhiteSmoke is an Israeli company completely focused on grammar checking software and it’s this focus that results in a grammar checker that finally makes the grade.
WhiteSmoke analyzes around a million sentences each month and is continually updating its grammar checker to meet the needs of writers. The checking is done as you write and the only downside is that you must be connected to the Internet when using it.
The grammar recommendations WhiteSmoke makes are very accurate and unlike the grammar checker in this word processor, I use it all the time.
In addition to the word processor is the obligatory spellchecker and Thesaurus.
But what really sets WhiteSmoke apart is what WhiteSmoke calls ‘Text Enrichment”. That’s a bit of a vague term. What it means is that for text you enter, it will find ways of improving it. Here’s an example:
Before WhiteSmoke: I found issues
After WhiteSmoke: I found significant issues
Before WhiteSmoke: I think we should
After WhiteSmoke: I believe we should
It’s great how these small improvements can make such a difference to your writing. I’ve got to say that once I’ve applied the text enrichment, my writing looks very professional! Who should use WhiteSmoke’s Grammar Checker?
WhiteSmoke has several versions. There’s a basic version that most writers would benefit from and there are versions for business, medical, legal and creative writers.
Each of these versions comes with specific templates designed for that category. For example, the business version provides specific business writing tips, business proposal templates, contracts, thank you notes, etc.