May 28, 2016
Spelling check is supported in most of the browsers and word editors.However, to check for grammar you do need a third party add-on. And even with these add-ons grammar checking remains far from perfect because language is inherently social and, unlike what structuralists believe, it is very much context-dependent.This social and contextual(pragmatic) component in linguistic meaning-making is something that is extremely hard for any digital software to capture and represent. This is why electronic translation can sometime produce ridiculous verbiage. However, for the surface grammar (those grammatical structures we use in our daily writing tasks as in emails, social media posts…etc) the add-ons below can be helpful in identifying grammatical anomalies in your writing.
1- Grammarly for Chrome
‘Grammarly's free writing app makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free. Adding Grammarly to Chrome means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly everywhere else you write on the web. Once you register your new account, you will start to receive weekly emails with personalized insights and performance stats (one of our most popular new features). Working on a large project, an essay, or a blog post? No sweat. You can create and store all of your documents in your new online editor.’
2- GrammarBase - Web Grammar Checker
‘GrammarBase - Web Grammar Checker automatically checks grammar, spelling and style in your browser.GrammarBase improves your writing skills in English while you are on the web. A free tool will correct all grammar, spelling and styles issues in your texts. Use it when you compose emails, business letters or messages, when you post comments, update statuses or tweet. Install it and forget about grammatical errors forever as GrammarBase is your personal grammar guide online.’
3- Spell checker and Grammar checker
‘Ginger Page for Chrome is the ultimate tool for writing, offering everything you need to write great English in your favorite websites. It includes a full set of features to ensure that you make the most out of all of your written communications: Equally suited for both native and non-native English speakers, you can use Ginger Page to enhance your writing in business correspondence, academic documents and for social writing.’