When it comes to contextual grammatical errors, built-in spell checkers wont probably be of much help. Detecting grammatical mistakes entails a deep analysis of the syntactic structures making up a piece of text and analyzing them in the light of the local context (co-text) in which they figure. Only few tools are equipped with the required algorithm to detect syntactic deviations in writing. In today’s post we are sharing with you 3 popular Chrome extensions that will help you detect and correct grammatical errors in your written communications be it in an email, a social media post, or on a formal research paper. Besides grammatical error detection, they also offer other interesting features to enhance your writing style which include, vocabulary suggestions, spell check, translation, synonyms, word definitions and many more.
Grammarly checks your spelling and grammar across different platforms on the web including your Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. It can also ‘fix hundreds of complex grammatical errors, including subject-verb agreement, article use, and modifier placement, to name just a few.’ Grammarly premium offers more advanced features that include:vocabulary enhancement suggestions, detect plagiarism and get citation suggestions, suggestions for various writing styles and many more.
2- Grammar and Spelling Checker
Another good Chrome extension for checking your spelling and contextual grammar. It analyses sentence structure and vets your grammar to detect possible syntactic errors to work on. It also provides you with suggestions to rephrase and reword your writing and enhances your style. Its translation functionality allows you to translate your text between 400 languages, access various synonyms and definitions, and several other features.
‘With this extension you can check text with the free style and grammar checker LanguageTool. LanguageTool finds many errors that a simple spell checker cannot detect, like mixing up there/their, a/an, or repeating a word, and it can detect some grammar problems. It supports more than 25 languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, and Russian.’