The Most common problem faced by non-native English Speaker is Grammar part of English. This case is also true for me, as I’m not a native English speaker, and I tend to make lots of Common Grammatical errors in my writing.
Few days back I hired a proof-reader to find grammatical mistakes in my written article, and I was awestruck when I discovered silly mistakes I was making. Since then I’m trying my best to learn and polish my writing. I know it would take time, but I’m doing my best to work on it.
FYI: Hiring a proof-reader is not cheap, as you will end up paying extra. Either have a full-time editor or improve your English.
Though I have been learning and trying to get rid of common English errors that I make, Some of them are:
- Then and than
- There and Their
- Space after comma (Required)
- Space before comma (Not required )
- Complex sentences
I know there are many other mistakes that I make, and I’m not ashamed of accepting it because this way I will learn and improve my writing. I have compiled a list of Online tools that you can use to check your Grammar and make your post better.
Online tools that help in improving English Grammar:
If you already know that your Grammar is not that great, and you are motivated to work on it, you will surely get better in no time. I know one of my blogger friend Himanshu, who read few Grammar books, took help of tools like Grammarly to find grammatical errors and improved his writing in no-time.
The problem with us (Who have crossed adolescence) is first to unlearn and then we can learn new stuff. Moreover, we constantly need someone to correct our mistakes. Anyhow, let me share those tools and methods that will help you to improve your Grammar and overall writing in no time.
This is one tool that you should start using right away. This is the best online Grammar Checker tool I have seen in past few years. I have been using it for months, and I’m impressed with the quality and suggestions it offers.
It tells me why particular word, punctuation or even comma is wrong. That helps me to learn about common mistakes that I make and something that you can start using right now without waiting further.
Maintain a notebook:
Another strategy that I follow, as I note down all common mistakes that I often make and write down pointers that remind me to correct it. My Notebook also helps in looking back at the errors that I used to make. I often spend time with my English major friend and take her help in improving my writing. I suggest you to look around and find a friend or tutor, who can help you. It would hardly take few weeks of effort, but it would be helpful throughout your life.
Online Grammar test:
If you enjoy learning online, I recommend you to start taking online Grammer exercice. This will instantly show you your score and you will know what area you need to work upon. You can use this free online tool for Grammar exercise.
This is one of my favorite tools to check for Grammatical error on the fly. It offers various ways to integrate including WordPress plugin. After the deadline is owned by Automattic, which is the company behind WordPress. Though, it’s not as good as the tool I listed above, but for the price tag of Zero, you would not mind giving it a shot.
I guess you may not need to use this one. If you are using tools that I mentioned above, though it’s good to add another useful one in your list.
What methods are you following to improve your English grammar? Do share the tips and techniques that is working for you.