May it be composing an email or writing an article, grammar check plays a major role and is inbuilt in document editing software’s like Microsoft Word.

I am not very proficient in English and hence I always strive to improve my vocabulary and writing skills with the aid of websites and books.

Though I use Libreoffice for drafting my articles, it doesn’t help me much in resolving the grammatical mistakes that I make. So I went scouring the internet for a nice little tool that can help me to resolve my grammatical mistakes.

Below are some of the tools that grabbed my attention, but unfortunately none of them lived up to the expectations. Let us see how the below tools were tested and the results i got.

So why test these tools? Before you start believing that these tools can actually deliver, I first wanted to do some basic grammar check and see how it responds. Just because the software/website says your text is free from grammatical mistakes, we cannot say it is.

Check Grammatical Mistakes

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So I came up with the below sample data to test the grammar check tools that grabbed my attention,

Sentence#

Incorrect Sentence

Correct Sentence

1 My flight departs in 6:00 pm. My flight departs at 6:00 pm.
2 I didn’t meet nobody. I didn’t meet anybody.
3 Don’t go out in bear feet. Don’t go out in bare feet.
4 Where is hospital? Where is the hospital?
5 There is eight boys in the class. There are eight boys in the class.

Grammar Check Results

Sentence# Language Tool Ginger Software Reverso White Smoke
1 NO YES YES YES
2 YES NO NO NO
3 NO YES YES YES
4 NO NO NO YES
5 NO YES YES YES

YES – Error Found & Corrected / NO – Error not found

As you can see from the above sample data, there isn’t one tool that is consistent in eliminating the grammatical errors. The whole point of this article is not to point out the flaws that are there in these tools, but to convey that one shouldn’t just rely on these tools to correct their mistakes.

So how do you correct your grammatical mistakes and what are your experiences with tools if you have used any.