Like most people, you probably learned the basic rules of grammar in school. And like many people, you’ve probably forgotten much of what you learned. Is ending your sentences with a preposition a bad practice? Are there hard and fast rules for when to use who, that or which? Where does the comma and apostrophe go?
All these questions and more can plague both amateur and professional writers.
Our online spelling and grammar checker will answer those questions and (hopefully) help you gain more confidence in your writing.
Who Needs a Grammar Checker
Teachers and instructors expect your papers to be error-free. But let’s face it, even native English speakers are prone to silly mistakes. That’s why proofeading is absolutely critical in ensuring your work is perfect.
Yes, even expert writers sometimes get tripped up over the details of English. If you work with an editor, little blips aren’t that important. If you have to edit your own work, our automated proofreading tool is your new best friend.
The Danger of Bad Grammar
Even in these days of text speak, 120-character thoughts, and casual blogging, grammar and spelling still count. We believe the ideas expressed are more important, but these ideas may not reach anyone if they’re delivered messily.
Hence, poor grammar can affect your career. Many studies have proven that poor communication on the job causes bad impressions, errors, delays, and lost clients or deals.
Off the clock, communication problems lead to distrust and misunderstandings. And if you’re a student, English errors result in low marks. Whatever the case, we can help you prevent those errors.
Take a look at our infographics and blog for easy but detailed explanations of even hard-to-grasp topics. In a hurry? Use our online grammar and spell checker, and in a minute, you’ll be certain that you’re putting out quality material for your readers.
The Benefits of Proofreading
Using our online editor benefits you in several ways. First, no software installation is required. Your information is safe and secure (text is never cached in our servers), and you get your results almost immediately. Just type the words you want to check into the text field and click one of the two buttons underneath to get started. Colorful underlined prompts will point out spelling errors, grammar suggestions, or style suggestions.
Being able to write without worrying about mistakes can be freeing. But there are many other benefits of using a proofreading tool.
1. Build Credibility
Sometimes, your words are all you have.
If you write for a living or write many papers for college, flawless grammar and spelling is essential. But we never stop learning. It’s a lifelong process.
When trying to convince your reader of a specific point, your primary concern is to get your message received and understood. The last thing you want is to be criticized for your poor grammar and spelling.
Your reader may not even want to continue reading your paper if errors are present. Checking yourself is the quickest way to improve your audience’s attention and interest.
2. Learn How to Spell New Words
When you start proofreading your texts, you’ll learn how to spell new words properly as you go along. New vocabulary enables you to express your thoughts better and explore different perspectives.
A larger vocabulary also increases your writing confidence and reduces common mistakes.
3. Gain Authority
It’s crucial to establish authority if you write for a living. Writing mistakes may cause people to doubt that authority. As a writer, deliver your message from a position of power and not from one of weakness. Remember that people are drawn to winners and success.
Good spelling and grammar will allow people to focus more on your ideas and stories.
4. Save Time
If you have to write lengthy business reports, poring through every work you produce can be time-consuming and worrisome. You have to proofread everything, but you may not have the time to do so.
Our online checker can save you editing time: with just a few clicks you can correct all mistakes that slipped into your text. Saving time means saving money!
Obsessing over one paper for days likely isn’t the most profitable use of your time.
5. Correct Mistakes
When you scrutinize your texts, you won’t have to fear reproach by your professor, boss, or colleagues. Demonstrating your mastery of spelling has several benefits. Also, your audience may look up to you for having strong spelling abilities.
Knowing how to spell is essential for any line of work. You wouldn’t want to advertise luscious deserts at a restaurant any more than you’d want to prescribe the wrong medicine to a patient. You might not hurt anyone in the first scenario, but you’d still risk losing sales and gaining a bad reputation.
Using a tool to prevent such mistakes will give you the boost in writing confidence that you need to win jobs and advance in your career. So start now and instantly correct any grammar mistakes, get vocabulary suggestions, and check your text for plagiarism, whether it is intentional or not—well, you have to be certain. But don’t just blindly trust technology. Always make sure you give your texts a final proofread before you publish or send them out.
- You may have been looking for Wikipedia:Truth.
|This page is a humorous essay attempting to critique certain actions. It contains sarcasm. It is not intended to directly show a serious opinion (although it does attempt to show an opinion indirectly).|
|This essay in a nutshell:|
|Your opinions are The Truth, and thus are unquestionably correct.|
The Truth is a unique force in the universe. The Truth is true. However, despite its inarguable power, acceptance of The Truth is not yet universal. Indeed, foolish or corrupt editors may try to remove The Truth from Wikipedia. Here are some guidelines on how to identify The Truth, and how to deal with those who deny its truthiness. There is only the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Characteristics of The Truth
It is sometimes hard for the uninitiated to differentiate between simple facts or opinions and The Truth. Some defining characteristics of The Truth include:
- The Truth, unlike an opinion, is not open to reasonable debate. Any reasonable person presented with The Truth will agree with it, so by definition, any debate or resistance must be unreasonable.
- The Truth will encounter great opposition. Normally, unreasonable people can be placated with unreasonable arguments, and this should be tried. The Truth, however, will be vehemently opposed by nearly everyone; therefore, opposition from many people is clear evidence that you come bearing The Truth. Do not feel discouraged when you are the sole bearer of The Truth. Eventually, reasonable people will come to agree with The Truth, and although you may have to bully many people away, The Truth will be written in Wikipedia.
- The Truth is appropriate everywhere. Mere facts can sometimes be irrelevant, such as the molecular structure of a lettuce leaf in an article on Albanian politics. But The Truth is always relevant, and should be included everywhere that text can be put.
- The Truth does not require verification through reliable sources. That sort of thing may be necessary for mere "facts", but we're talking about The Truth here, people!
- The Truth is best communicated through repetition. The first attempts to insert The Truth into Wikipedia are often met with resistance in the form of three-letter acronyms and references to "policy" and "consensus". When other editors oppose The Truth in such a manner, the most likely explanation is that they have not heard it repeated frequently enough.
- The Truth will cause the blinders to fall from your eyes, whereupon you will fall to your knees and weep. Conversely, those who refuse to see The Truth are death choosers and will always devalue life.
- The Truth takes no pronouns in any language, because The Truth is cool like that.
- Though everyone thinks they know The Truth, nobody actually knows The Truth. Except you. And me.
Defenders of The Truth
Obviously, The Truth needs defenders. These noble souls, who fly in the face of "consensus" and "verifiability", refuse to kneel to the power of disagreement, knowing that in the end The Truth will prevail. The best Defenders of The Truth will repeatedly make the same argument that The Truth is correct, hoping some will come to find the error of their ways and repent to support The Truth. After a couple days of doing this, enough people should have converted to The Truth that there is no question it will stay. This is the ideal situation for The Truth.
Remember, nobody believed Einstein, Newton, or Galileo at first, either. You are exactly like those men. Only righter. Especially if you are correcting their obviouserrors.
Opposers of The Truth
However, not everyone is willing to understand The Truth. There are some who will oppose The Truth eternally, and you must be aware of certain things about them.
- They will probably try to have a reasoned argument with you. However, the first characteristic of The Truth dictates that this is logically impossible. Therefore, they must be irrational people, and no purpose is served in interacting with them in any way (although a light scoff may make you feel better). You can safely ignore the people who do this, and continue with your method of repeating the same argument in the face of irrational opposition. The Truth only needs one argument!
- They may demonstrate that everyone disagrees with you. This is likely to be true, but make sure to maintain indifference! If you're trying to bring The Truth somewhere, then clearly it doesn't already exist there. And if it doesn't exist, then there must logically be a cabal obstructing it. Most cabals are so sneaky that no possible investigation will prove their existence! So, just remember, anyone who opposes The Truth is unreasonable or part of a cabal, and both groups of people can safely be dismissed. Try that light scoff again.
- If they caballed their way through RFA, they may use their rollback tool to revert you faster, and they may even block you! If you are blocked while contributing The Truth, you should make a couple hundred sockpuppets, preferably with names like WikipediaIsCensorship, ImRightAndYoureWrong, or EndTheEvilAdminCabal. Now, use most of these accounts making complaints to WP:ANI or various admins' talk pages about your block. After that, file an Arbcom case against the admin who blocked you, all editors who disagreed with you, and anyone who reverted your ANI postings. Make sure to involve all your sockpuppets in the arbitration proceedings, either to provide support for your side or to make the other side look stupid. Also remember to reserve a few; that way, in case YOU end up banned instead, a mysterious and unbiased editor can show up a week later and note what a huge injustice it was.
Philosophers of The Truth
In October 2011, a working group requested comment from other editors on whether to change the first sentence of Wikipedia's verifiability policy, resulting in a lengthy and lively discussion. A section was added to the discussion seeking to bring a broader perspective to the table in light of one editor's head nearly exploding from wading at length through the discussion's vitriol and arguendoad nauseam. The comment is presented here to show that, truly, finding the shelter of an artful dodgerism approach to The Truth can be helpful when it's time to take a breath from The Truth:
"The truth is rarely pure and never simple."
— Oscar Wilde
"Veracity does not consist in saying,
but in the intention of communicating truth."
— Samuel Coleridge
"Nay, but We hurl the true against the false,
and it doth break its head and lo! it vanisheth."
"The truth is always a compound of two half-truths, and
you never reach it, because there is always something more to say."
— Tom Stoppard
"So very difficult a matter is it to trace
and find out the truth of anything by history."
"Whoever has even once become notorious by base fraud,
even if he speaks the truth, gains no belief."
— Phaedrus (fabulist)
"I heard the little bird say so."
— Jonathan Swift
"Truth is generally the best vindication against slander."
— Abraham Lincoln
"That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies;
... But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight."
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."
— Albert Einstein
"I cannot tell how the truth may be;
I say the tale as twas said to me."
— Walter Scott
"And after all, what is a lie?
Tis but The truth in masquerade."
— Lord Byron
"Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather,
'I have found a truth.'"
— Khalil Gibran
"Trust, but Verify."
— Trust, but verify
"Grook: The Overdoers
Truth shall emerge from the interplay
of attitudes freely debated
Don't be misled by fanatics who say
that only one truth should be stated:
truth is constructed in such a way
that it can't be exaggerated."
— Piet Hein (scientist)