The service explains each suggestion to avoid confusion, but the suggestions will be most helpful to people well versed in grammar and punctuation terms.They aren’t learning tools and may be too advanced for novice writers or people just learning English. Pro Writing Aid is a great tool for student writers.It fixes spelling and grammar errors much more accurately than the autocorrect faux pas most of us have experienced.
In addition to using the program for everyday writing tasks, we put Grammarly through a series of tests to see how accurate it was.
It detected errors in a document we devised containing many common English grammar errors with 30 percent more accuracy than the next best program in our tests.
Grammarly provides the best online performance of any grammar checker we tested. It is also quite adept at catching errors and offering suggestions for fixing them.
One of the most common errors among writers is misplacing or leaving out commas.
Still, you can go through and evaluate which suggestions to include in your final document.
Like many of the other programs in our side-by-side comparison there is a free version for this program.
Like any program you will need to subscribe to the premium subscription to take advantage of important add-on features.
However, in contrast to a program like Grammarly, whose free version is vastly inferior to the premium option, the free version of Pro Writing Aid is a legitimate program that was the most helpful of any free program we tested.
Another nice feature is the premium version provides weekly status updates to let you know how you’re doing. It is structured differently than other programs we tested in that it emphasizes structural problems and is very adept at that.
There is a free version available, but it is quite basic and once you sign up for it, Grammarly aggressively sends you email advertisements in an attempt to get you to upgrade. It did the best job of any program we tested when it came to highlighting and flagging problems in the student writing samples we used in our testing.