3 Chrome Extensions to Help Students Detect Writing Errors

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Grammatical errors, unlike spelling mistakes, are not always easily amenable to detection by built-in spell checkers. Their complex syntactic structure render them evasive linguistic elements. And while almost all writing platforms and editors embed some sort of integrated technology to detect spelling errors, grammatical errors and more specifically contextual grammatical errors are not often covered by these technologies. In today's post, we are re-highlighting  what we think are good Chrome extensions you and your students can use to not only detect and correct your grammatical errors but also to enhance your overall writing style. 

1- Grammarly

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,  plagiarism detection,  citation suggestions, and many more.

2- Grammar and Spelling Checker

Another good Chrome extension to check your spelling and contextual grammar. It analyses sentence structure and  grammar for possible syntactic errors. It also provides you with suggestions to rephrase and reword your writing and to enhance your style. Its translation functionality allows you to translate your text between 400 languages, access various synonyms and definitions, and several other features.

3- Language Tool

‘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.’