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8 Best Grammar Checkers (2022): Grammarly, Ginger, & More

Looking for the best grammar checker in 2022?

If not, you should be.

After all the work you put into your writing, one grammar error — one simple, stupid error — can undermine it all.

But which grammar checker is right for you? That’s what we’re going to help you figure out.

Let’s jump in.

This proofreading tool checks your work and suggests corrections for errors. By providing an explanation for those corrections, it helps you learn from your mistakes.

The free version will help you with spelling errors and basic grammar mistakes and could be adequate for casual writers.

Grammarly Premium catches advanced grammar and punctuation mistakes and contextual spelling errors. It provides suggestions for improvements in sentence structure, word choice, and readability.

It even allows you to set goals for tone and intent, an experimental function, but it can be useful.

The Grammarly Premium upgrade has three options: $29.95 per month billed monthly, $19.98 per month billed quarterly ($59.95), or $11.66 per month billed annually ($139.95).

The free tool is limited to 350 characters. However, if you are willing to sign up for the Ginger grammar checker, you can get a far more robust Google Chrome extension for free. This will give you access to the Ginger Writer app, where you can copy and paste your text to find any errors.

Ginger has a mobile app, Ginger Keyboard, to catch spelling mistakes in texts, emails (Outlook, Gmail, etc.), and social media posts. It works with MS Word, but not Google Docs.

If you need more than the free version, upgrading to Ginger Premium has three options. $20.97 per month billed monthly, $7.49 per month billed annually ($89.88), or a two-year subscription for $159.84. Note these prices reflect a special promo discount of 30% off all plans.

The free version of Ginger offers basic spell check and grammar checking. You’ll need to upgrade to the premium version for more advanced grammar checking or to see an analysis of your errors.

If English is your second language, or if you wish to switch between languages while also double-checking your grammar, Ginger is a great grammar checker app.

It labels complex sentences as either “hard to read” or “very hard to read.” This way, you can rewrite overly complex sentences that might trip up your reader.

It also flags the use of the passive voice, excessive adverbs, and complex phrases.

The online version is free. If you want to work offline, there is a desktop app available for $19.99.

The Hemingway Editor is not a replacement for grammar check software. But it is an excellent complement to these tools.

This app helps you enhance your readability and avoid the stumbling blocks that could cause your readers to bail. It can help ensure your writing gets read.

After the Deadline is also available as a plugin for supported web applications, most notably WordPress.

It’s free for personal use.

If you’re a blogger who composes posts directly in WordPress, this free grammar checker can cut down on potential errors.

The open-source code is available for developers to use in applications.

It’s available in a paid web browser only version, which includes a grammar checker, plagiarism checker, and translator. The Premium version allows you to use WhiteSmoke with Windows, Mac, MS Office, and Gmail.

The Web version (browsers only) is $5 per month billed as $59.95 annually.

The Premium version is $6.66 per month, billed as $79.95 annually.

Note: these prices reflect a 50% discount.

It’s available in many formats:

If you need more than the free version offers, LanguageTool Premium has three options. $19 per month billed monthly, $13 per month billed quarterly ($39), or $4.92 per month billed annually ($59).

LanguageTool is the right choice if you are looking for a basic spell checker with grammar checking capabilities. And it’s not just for English speakers — not only is there a free version, but LanguageTool can support other languages too.

It has over 20 different writing reports, which you can click on one at a time, so you don’t need to do all your editing at once.

For example, you could first fix grammar, spelling, and style errors. Then you could select the report to change up any repeated words and phrases.

Next, you could run a report to identify cliches, and then follow up with a report on sentence structure issues.

Going through these reports will help you improve the quality of your writing skill. You can read through their suggestions and implement what works for you.

Upgrading to ProWritingAid Premium has four options: $70 per year, $100 for 2 years, $140 for 3 years, or a lifetime subscription at $240.

If you want extensive feedback on your writing, ProWritingAid is a solid choice. You have the option to view reports one at a time to avoid becoming overwhelmed by the quantity of feedback.

For fiction writers, the unique reports to check your pacing and dialog could be valuable.

Both Google Docs and Microsoft Word include built-in grammar checkers. They allow you to fix your basic spelling and grammar errors for free.

As you type, a red squiggle under the word alerts you to spelling errors when you make them. A blue squiggle indicates potential grammar errors.

Right-click for suggested corrections (unless you are way off, in which case, you’re on your own!), and select the ones you agree with.

Google Docs at work:

Microsoft Word also provides a quick snapshot of your text’s readability.

There is no extra expense, the grammar and spell checkers are part of the software.

If you write using these word processors, their free spelling and grammar checkers provide the first line of defense against basic errors.

To correct more advanced errors, and get feedback on your writing, you’ll want to use a dedicated grammar checker.

Grammarly is the most well-known grammar checker, and we feel it is the best choice for most users. Yes, it isn’t perfect and can suggest odd things sometimes, but it will do its best to keep you out of trouble.

Here’s the free version of Grammarly in action:

And here’s the premium version:

It is one of the easiest grammar checkers to use. It’s available in multiple formats, allowing you to use it almost everywhere you write.

However, other grammar checkers may have features not currently available in Grammarly, making them a better choice for some users.

Want to get an idea of those differences? Read on!

Ginger may be the better choice if you are multilingual. If English is your second language, Ginger has tools to help you learn more about English grammar. It also costs less than Grammarly, so budget-minded writers may want to take a closer look.

If you tend to write overly complex, or potentially confusing sentences, Hemingway Editor is an excellent tool. It identifies hard to read sentences so you can rewrite them. Fixing those messy sentences is up to you, but being aware of them is essential.

Instead of picking Hemingway Editor over Grammarly, you would want to use it with it (or another grammar checker).

After the Deadline could work for cash-strapped writers looking for free alternatives. Although it lacks the features of Grammarly, it can catch basic spelling errors and gives some feedback on grammar mistakes.

Here’s a snapshot of where and how you can use After the Deadline.

Budget-minded writers who can take advantage of the 50% discount and are willing to pay for an annual subscription without a free trial.

If you write in another language besides English, and your language is fully supported, you may want to consider LanguageTool. For example, the premium version of LanguageTool will detect the wrong gender in salutation in German.

Writers who are looking for detailed feedback on their sentence structure and style. Also, fiction writers may find ProWritingAid a better choice due to reports on story pacing and the tools to improve their dialog.

Scrivener users may prefer ProWritingAid due to the integration feature (versus having to copy and paste the text into an app).

The spelling checker and grammar checker included with Google Docs (or Microsoft Word) are free and easy to use, so you should use them to avoid basic errors. However, those checkers cannot replace a dedicated English grammar checker such as Grammarly.

Google Docs does provide translation capabilities, something Grammarly doesn’t have.

The best grammar checker for you depends on the features you need and on your budget.

There are free grammar checkers and free versions of premium grammar checkers, and those may be enough for casual writers. But they are limited compared to the premium versions.

Anyone dedicated to the craft of writing should strongly consider a full-featured premium grammar checker.

Also, don’t rely solely on the suggestions provided by these grammar checkers. Instead, use your own judgment.

The best grammar checkers will significantly cut down on the number of errors you make. And error-free writing is essential.

So select a grammar checker to try and get started today.

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