8 Best Grammar Checker Tools To Use in 2020

The most common problem faced by non-native English speakers is the grammar part of English.

This 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.

A few days back, I hired a proof-reader to find grammatical mistakes in my written articles, and I was awestruck when I discovered all of the silly errors I was making. Since then, I’ve been trying my best to learn and polish my writing skills.

I know it will take time, but I’m doing my best to work on it.

FYI: Hiring a proof-reader is not cheap; you will end up paying a significant amount of money. Either hire a full-time editor or work on improving your English.

I have been learning and trying to get rid of the common English errors I make.

Some of the more common ones are:

  • Then vs. Than
  • There vs. Their vs. They’re
  • Space after comma (Required)
  • Space before comma (Never required)
  • Complex sentence structure

I know there are many other mistakes that I make, and I’m not ashamed of accepting them because it’s how I will learn, and ultimately improve my writing.

In this article, I have compiled a list of online tools that we can use to check our English grammar and make our written posts better.

8 Best Grammar Checker:

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.

One of my blogger friends, Himanshu, read a few grammar books and took the help of tools like Grammarly to find grammatical errors. He improved his writing very quickly.

The problem with us (who have crossed adolescence) is to first unlearn, and then we can start to learn new stuff. Moreover, we constantly need someone (or something) to correct our mistakes.

1. Use Grammarly

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This is one tool that you should start using right away.

This is the best online grammar checker tool I have seen come out in the past few years. I have been using Grammarly for months, and I’m constantly impressed with the quality of suggestions it offers. Check out Grammarly review.

It tells me why a particular word, punctuation mark, or even comma is wrong. This helps me learn about the common grammatical mistakes I keep making.

It’s something that you should start using right now.

Check out Grammarly

2. TripleChecker

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Triplechecker is an interesting website that a lot of website owners would like. Triplechecker finds spelling errors, grammar errors, broken links, and that too automatically.

Once you add your website to Triplechecker, it automatically scans your website, and suggests spelling and grammar error. Here is how a report looks like:

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As a website level checker, this tool totally deserves your time.

Check your website errors on TripleChecker

3. Writer

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Writer is relatively new grammar checker app, but it seems to be better than all other predecessor. This tool incorporate features which would be loved by any small business where content takes the centre stage. Apart from all basic yet essential features like online grammar checker, spell checker, there are features which sets Writer apart from it’s competitors.

For example, you can manage and publish a writing style guide website for your brand using Writer app. This style guide becomes the guiding principle for your existing and new writers.

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Some notable features of Writer app:=

  • Available for Google docs
  • Available for Chrome
  • Available for Microsoft word
  • Writing style guide portal
  • Exclude specific websites
  • Works with WordPress

Writer offers 14 days free trial (no credit card needed), and post that you can get a subscription for only $11/month.

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4. Linguix

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Linguix is a modern AI-based easy to use a grammar checker. It is available as a Chrome add-on, web app, and is also available for Firefox and Edge browser. 

This tool comes as a free, and premium version. The free version is solid for beginners who are looking for quick grammar and spell checker. The pro users (I’m one), the premium version offers many more features. 

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The above comparison chart shows the difference between free and premium versions of Linguix.  It also works with WordPress, and Google Docs.

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5. Hemingway

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Hemingway is a popular writing tool, that does a lot more than checking English Grammar.

It helps you improve the overall readability of your article by providing actionable suggestions. It helps you to quickly identify, hard to read sentences and provide you readability grade. (See the above screenshot).

With a single click, you can also publish the article directly from Hemingway editor to Medium or WordPress platform. Hemingway is available as an online app or you can download it for Mac OS and Windows OS.

Start using the Hemingway app

6. Keep (and maintain) a notebook.

Another strategy that I follow is writing down all of the common mistakes I make, along with pointers that remind me how to correct them.

My notebook also helps me by looking back at the errors I used to make so I can see my progress.

I often spend time with my English-major friend, and I take her help in improving my writing. I suggest you look around and find a friend or a tutor who can help you, too. It may take several weeks of effort, but it will be helpful all throughout the rest of your life.

7. Take online grammar tests.

If you enjoy learning online, I recommend you start taking online grammar tests. They will instantly show you your “grammar score”, and you will know what areas you need to work on.

You can use this free online tool for some grammar exercises.

8. Use After the Deadline.

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This is one of my favorite tools to check for grammatical errors on the fly.

It offers various ways to integrate with your blog (including a WordPress plugin).

After the Deadline is owned by Automattic, which is the company behind WordPress. Though it’s not as good as Grammarly, for the price tag of $0, you shouldn’t mind giving it a shot.

Check out After the Deadline

BONUS:

If you are using the two tools that I’ve mentioned above, you shouldn’t need this one. But it’s always good to add another useful tool to your list.

How Do You Fix Your Grammatical Errors?

What methods are you following to improve your English grammar and fix your grammar mistakes? Do share your tips and techniques that are working for you.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

33 thoughts on “8 Best Grammar Checker Tools To Use in 2020”

  1. Harsh I wanted to ask you sth…..How am I supposed to submit a post for approval? I couldn’t find any button/link on the dashboard. Moreover, could you add a link for logging into the site?

    1. Hey Samir this is not the best place to ask questions, you could have used Contact form. Any ways, when you write a post, on the right hand side you will see submit for review button, use it. And regarding login you can use
      https://www.shoutmeloud.com/wp-admin

      Feel free to use contact form if you have any questions.
      Regards
      Harsh

  2. I’m usually having problem with is/are and have/has, so this will work perfectly for me. PolishMywriting seems to be exactly what I was looking for.

  3. Surender Sharma

    Hi Harsh,
    Thanks for the great resource buddy.
    This is the biggest and common mistake of many bloggers but the resource you have provided is really useful for me.

  4. Great sharing Harsh.

    Yes, we use firefox and wordpress to correct the spell errors, but for grammatical errors. i don’t. I will check the 1st website you mentioned and use it before i publish next post.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Nihar I’m sure this will be a easter egg for you and will be helpful for your upcoming post.
      Regards
      Harsh

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Vamsi if you can be more specific what problem you faced with them, I started using them from last 3-4 days and I find them working perfectly fine. Though we can’t expect them to give us 100% error free grammar. Meanwhile I will appreciate if you can use your name while commenting, this will make it easy for us to reply to comments by name.

  5. Thanks for the share buddy, I use Microsoft Word 2008 to check spelling and Grammer. I am going to use all the tools suggested by you.

    1. Even I used to use MS word some time back but its not that great and I wanted something much better and easy to use and obviously anywhere . Probably you will enjoy above mentioned tools.. 🙂

  6. I’ve been looking for the grammar checking tool for long but I couldn’t found it, I have no problem for spell check since I’m using Firefox. I’ve tried to use the PolishMyWriting, that’s cool! Thanks for sharing these tools!

  7. yeah way more than spell checks one needs grammar cheking tools as well. because spell checker is common and we tend to miss out on d latter. For instance your recent article titled “How to Select Right Affiliate Program” has a grammatical error in the opening sentence lol… So do get hold of a good tool. for pros like u problem doesnt lie in d language but simply typos n errors so get rid of dat. A most *primitive* approach is to use MS Word 😛

    1. Thanks for feedback Rajat and as I said earlier I know I make lots of mistakes, though its always make mistake and learn from it. So I’m on it. Might take some time.. 😐

  8. Gabe | freebloghelp.com

    Primary English speakers don’t realize how difficult the language is to pick up. Although English is my second language, I grew up in the US and am totally Americanized. I think in English but I know it’s much harder for those who have to do translations in their heads.

    I personally couldn’t imagine posting in a different language.

  9. nice post, English is certainly a problem for us who belongs to the “non native English” countries.

    ms word pretty much solves the problem, but on some very important posts i try to hire a native English proofreader to correct my mistakes. lately, i have been following some good copywriting blogs to improve my English further,

  10. I have the same problem everytime I want to write a post, eespecially a long one 🙁 I’m still happy with Microsoft Word although it can suggest weird things sometimes

    1. I know Michael, earlier I also used to use MS word, though I didn’t realized until I saw the HTML code of copied post. That was probably the last time I used MS word for this purpose.

  11. Though spellchecker is not so important, since I use Firefox spell check, I feel that the other tools are quite useful

  12. I have seen many bloggers suffering from same problems. Very useful posts, sometimes even I make silly mistakes and this will be helpful to avoid those.

  13. These tools help a lot to make posts error free.

    I am started writing blog posts recently and need lots of feedback. Please if you can, give me feedback of my posts. Is my language acceptable or I am doing some silly mistakes?

  14. Hey! Thanks Harsh for making this post.. Its really useful for me facing the same problem.

    Mostly I made mistake in sentence formation and sometime spelling mistakes too. I am sure these tools will help me. Thanks for sharing..

  15. Thanks harsh for introducing this wonderful services.After reading this post i search over internet and find two other grammar checking tools
    grammarcheck.me,spellcheckplus.com from similarwebsites.com.

  16. Vishnnu Vermaa

    Thank you for sharing this Harsh bro, i firstly write my post in Ms Word then i copy paste it to publish a new post…isn’t it the best way to find out all the mistakes…???

  17. Nice post! Your blog is very informative. Now-a-days grammar corrector tools are massively helpful to produce a perfect work. Few months ago, my English was very poor then I used nounplus(dot)net. I improved my grammar through this tool. Thanks for sharing with us such a wonderful blog.

  18. Hi Harsh, I was just looking for some grammar and punctuation help on Google when I found your post. I am already using Grammarly [for when I actually type in the post on WordPress]. I should check out the other resources which you had mentioned.

    Usually I write my drafts in Evernote. Evernote is one software which I can’t really do without. It shows simple spelling errors with red underline just like MS Word. You can right click and fix it [The underline shows up on the App version too]. But the main reason I prefer it is that, whatever you type in it is synced between all your devices [smartphones etc]. So you can type something on the fly and later come back to it on your PC and edit before posting.

    There maybe other similar softwares or methods out there. But I just prefer Evernote for my initial draft.

  19. Blogging is a way to reach people and express opinion through the magic of words. Hence it is of utmost importance that one must get the grammar and the words right, otherwise the whole thing can be a turn off. Your set of tips will certainly be of help to budding bloggers.

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