English is a funny language. Isn’t it?
Well, ask someone whose first language is not English. However, it should not be an excuse as it is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
So, what can a non-English speaker like you and me do? Well, learn, practice and repeat the process.
People whose first language is not English often find difficulties in writing error-free copies. And needless to say, quality is of utmost importance for bloggers and content creators. Therefore, they need to be very particular with spellings and creating a meaningful, catchy headline, along with a selection of keywords in the title.
Most bloggers and content creators can be obsessive about spellings and titles. That is because as the owner of blogs, we can’t let our awesome articles get knocked out simply because of wrong spellings or silly grammatical errors.
Here are some tools that can manage your spell checks and grammar.
Websites to help with English Grammar & more
1. Respelt: Auto spell checks your articles
To use Respelt, you can copy and paste the article into the Respelt dashboard, enter the URL, or even enter your RSS feed. While pasting the URL of your article is pretty straightforward, this tool also alerts you by checking your RSS feed for spelling mistakes and lets you know when there is a problem. You can also correct your spellings by checking on spelling suggestions.
Respelt is a cool tool for writers and editors who want to make sure that no spelling mistakes get overlooked. For more info, watch this demo video.
2. Grammarly – Highly recommended
Grammarly is available as a Chrome add-on, but you can also use their site. This tool is your best friend if you make grammatical or spelling errors often. You also get word suggestions which make your writing more powerful. I have been using Grammarly for the last six months, and based on my experience, I highly recommend it.
The basic version of the tool is free but they also have a premium version with advanced feature. For now, get started with their free version and you will thank me throughout your writing career.
Ginger is an alternative to Grammarly and one feature that I like most about Ginger is the text reader. The text reader feature makes it easy to identify errors while proof-reading, something every blogger and writer should try.
For quality writing, Ginger could be of great help.
4. ConfusingWords: Guide To Confusing English Words
The website ConfusingWords lists thousands of words in the English language that seem to confuse others.
People don’t seem to know when to use these words, what context the words should be used in, or what they mean.
If ever you are confused about how to use a word, ConfusingWords is the first place you should refer to.
Search for words you can’t spell by adding a ‘?’ to a search term to represent a single missing letter or add ‘*’ to the search term to indicate a string of missing letters.
I still make mistakes while writing but I aim to learn every day, and the websites mentioned above have been of great help, to say the least.
Well, this article would be incomplete without your contribution. It’s your time to let us know of other websites or mobile apps that we can use to improve our language.
What tools do you use to improve your language? Do let us know. If you find this article informative, don’t forget to tweet it.
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