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This is the best grammar checker I have come across, hope it helps:

Check your grammar on this page
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  • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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    Originally Posted by Marhelper View Post

    This is the best grammar checker I have come across . . .
    I couldn't see my grandma anywhere on there. Do you know of a dyslexic version?



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  • Profile picture of the author MattStevens
    I have never used this....will def check it out...my grammar has been getting worse the older I get...Not sure why, but it is.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      Thanks for posting this. I will definitely check it out the next time I write a blog post or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    Seems like an interesting tool to add to the arsenal. Thanks for the share!
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    • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
      Originally Posted by bhuff85 View Post

      Seems like an interesting tool to add to the arsenal. Thanks for the share!
      I like it because it will tell you if you are writing in the active, passive voice, etc..
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  • Profile picture of the author louie6925
    Certainly something I need, my spelling is atros atocio atroshus atroc oh sod it......its bad!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    This page wont do me any good... i use all kind of poor grammar in my writing... people seem to like it too.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadhere
    yes, much a[p[recioated crap, I need it already...
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    • Profile picture of the author Alton Hargrave
      What a find! I typed into it...

      My teacher learned me how to talk good.

      And, it came out as correct!

      Who needs English teachers now?

      My father used to have a pet rat. Folks would come over and the first thing they said was...

      Where is your pet rat at?

      Of course, we should never end a sentence with a preposition. All attempts to correct this fell on deaf ears. The only solution was to change the rat's name to At. Thereupon, it was acceptable to come into the room and ask...

      Where is your pet rat At?

      By the way, your tool appears to think that all rats are named At, because when I typed the above question into the block, that too, was just fine.

      Thanks,
      Alton
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      • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
        Originally Posted by Alton Hargrave View Post

        What a find! I typed into it...

        My teacher learned me how to talk good.

        And, it came out as correct!

        Who needs English teachers now?

        My father used to have a pet rat. Folks would come over and the first thing they said was...

        Where is your pet rat at?

        Of course, we should never end a sentence with a preposition. All attempts to correct this fell on deaf ears. The only solution was to change the rat's name to At. Thereupon, it was acceptable to come into the room and ask...

        Where is your pet rat At?

        By the way, your tool appears to think that all rats are named At, because when I typed the above question into the block, that too, was just fine.

        Thanks,
        Alton

        Worked real well for me.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alton Hargrave
          Originally Posted by Marhelper View Post

          Worked real well for me.
          Are you sure about that?

          "Worked real well for me."

          Thanks,
          Alton
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          • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
            Marhelper, I typed in a sentence with the word "at" on the end of it. The checker said it was fine, which is not correct.
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            • Profile picture of the author drmani
              I went one up on Alton's test - with this:

              Where is your pet rat at? Are you sure he's gonna be at the party when he's should not? Or is you really not sure that this isn't good very?
              Hurrah! "No mistakes found"

              Pretty soon, we're going to have $2 article writers claiming that their work has been "Grammar Base" proofed. (Heaven help us!)

              All success
              Dr.Mani
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              • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
                Originally Posted by drmani View Post

                I went one up on Alton's test - with this:



                Hurrah! "No mistakes found"

                Pretty soon, we're going to have $2 article writers claiming that their work has been "Grammar Base" proofed. (Heaven help us!)

                All success
                Dr.Mani
                Nothing's perfect. However, if you are looking for active voice versus passive voice, etc.. then it is a handy tool. If it doesn't help then that's fine too.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
        Originally Posted by Alton Hargrave View Post


        ... your tool appears to think ...


        Not my tool. I came across this and thought it worked well so wanted to share it. Good luck to ya.
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  • Profile picture of the author terrence0117
    Marhelper,

    I checked out this tool; it looks like it could benefit those who like to write such as myself. I have Microsoft Word which is what I have been using for the last several years.

    However, I will use the Grammar Checker on my next article tomorrow. Thanks for the info. You never know, I may run into someone, on the Super Highway, that doesn't have Microsoft Word.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoria Gates
    Thank you for sharing. Another great tool for better titles that I use is this one:

    Advanced Marketing Institute - Headline Analyzer
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  • Profile picture of the author Topwriters
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    Great tool! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author cferfland247
    Both of the tool very useful. Thanks Marhelper and Victoria
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    As with all tools, never assume they find ALL mistakes. I do a lot of proofreading and even after running material through a spell checker and a grammar checker, there are still some errors, depending on whether it is my material or someone else's that I am checking.

    YOU need to be the final checker, before AND after using your tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Gray
    Thanks for sharing the tool.

    will try it in my next writing....
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Yeah, it's not perfect but it helped me. I agree that YOUR eyes are the final means of discernment but an extra pair of eyes doesn't hurt
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  • Profile picture of the author 1byte
    Yeah, it seems to work pretty well, but I find that Word works just as well, if not better, especially after you have spent some time training the grammar and spell checker. Although, on second thought, it wouldn't hurt to run it through both checkers when the writing is done. But of course, proofreading it yourself is always advisable...
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  • Profile picture of the author MLMBrander
    In my personal belief tools are just used to speed up the processes
    -final touches should be done by MANUALLY.
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  • Profile picture of the author Broderick Boyd
    Cool tool. I'll try it out!
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  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    "when to the pub going you should wear trousers always!"

    CORRECT.

    Lol.

    Hey guys look I found a sweet hammer, its says "HAMMER" on it and it looks like a really good hammer.

    Does it hammer nails?

    Hang on, let me check... oh no, my hammer broke.

    Nice try.

    Now my mind is racing... Oh look a shop that sells coffee > what kind of coffee is it? > it's not coffee sir, we just call it coffee, we have a special mix of dirt and water we call coffee, some people really enjoy it lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

    Made my day so ridiculous is it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    I understand that there are flaws. It will allow silly non sensical statements but it has helped me. I'm working on a a rather large manuscript. There are over 30 chapters. This tool will trigger some grammatical devices that I might over look. I am trying to write in the active voice for example and it helps to show when I am in passive. There are other things that I like too but it is FAR from perfect as is Word, etc.. Its just one more tool in the belt.
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  • Profile picture of the author IntoughShape
    awesome bro, thanks for the share
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    It's a good share. We have this quality control process in place that requires all writers to check their grammar and spelling using MS Word's in-built feature for that purpose. Plus, we have other tools wherein grammarbase is one. All writers must manually proofread their work apart from using these tools. They help, indeed. But nothing is better than a manually proofed content.
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    • Profile picture of the author emilxm
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      • Profile picture of the author Rymen1993
        Nice, been writing articles on EZine, this will come pretty handy.
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  • Profile picture of the author maeldk
    What a gift to people like me who does not have english as their primary language
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    Nice. This one adds a perspective that is helpful.

    I'd certainly appreciate it if the text window was a lot larger though. It would also be nice if that little comment and bookmark pop up didn't activate after each check.
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  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    Great and simple indeed. But I think isn't better than "Ginger"
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  • Profile picture of the author Roslyn Agosta
    Interesting tool, however it does have it's problem. I did a test, and came up with no mistakes, when it did have.. But still, it's free I guess, it can't be 'perfect'.
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  • Profile picture of the author kasei
    Thanks for posting this, I will definatelly chek it out later.
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  • Profile picture of the author CFK
    Great thanks, I will be using this
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Marhelper,

      Your intentions are good, and that's appreciated. However, this grammar checker clearly doesn't work very well. I typed in two sentences that would have given my high school English teacher a heart attack (and me, a failing grade!):

      "I ain't never been to no fancy opra before. I thought them there singin plays was for rich peoples only."

      And wouldn't you know? No grammar errors! It did, however, point out that I'd spelled opra, singin, and peoples incorrectly.

      Heaven help any writer who checks their grammar with this...! :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author goindeep
        Originally Posted by Cali16 View Post

        Marhelper,

        Your intentions are good, and that's appreciated. However, this grammar checker clearly doesn't work very well. I typed in two sentences that would have given my high school English teacher a heart attack (and me, a failing grade!):

        "I ain't never been to no fancy opra before. I thought them there singin plays was for rich peoples only."

        And wouldn't you know? No grammar errors! It did, however, point out that I'd spelled opra, singin, and peoples incorrectly.

        Heaven help any writer who checks their grammar with this...! :rolleyes:
        Yeah I totally agree and no issues there he is only trying to help.

        But the thing doesn't do what its supposed to do. It has one function, to check grammar and it doesn't do that so... uhhh, yeah I dont know what to tell people.

        I seen all these people saying how great it is. That surprised me, a lot!

        If I buy a torch it should light my way, if I buy a boat it should float, a burger -fill me up! lol!

        I guess in a cynical glass half full way its good for the rest of us if ya know what I mean hehe
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    Anybody used grammarly?
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  • Profile picture of the author ShutupAndEarn
    Thanks! I defiantly need this...
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  • Profile picture of the author Grammarbase
    Hey guys, my name is Anton and I represent GrammarBase. I found this topic via my Google Analytics Account and it was like "wow, we are getting popular". We are group of students from Ukraine (this is almost Soviet Russia FYI) and we just wanted to make simple and free grammar correction tool. It's not so easy cuz and we are trying to make our own engine. Now we are working on English grammar rules and cases like this
    "I ain't never been to no fancy opra before. I thought them there singin plays was for rich peoples only."

    [/quote]are our pain. I saw some mentions of Grammarly and Ginger, these are great services and we are trying to make alternative of these grammar checking monsters. Grammarbase is free and it will be free, so if you have any ideas how can we make it better - we are open to your feedback.
    P.S. It is so cool that some of you guys are already found it useful)
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  • Profile picture of the author Caden
    Thanks, I am a writer and this one is good. I found another website a few months ago that was absolutely horrible I can definitely use this one.
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