Screenshot of Grammarly.com
|Headquarters||San Francisco (with an additional office in Kiev)|
|Founder(s)||Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn|
|Key people||Brad Hoover (CEO)|
|Products||Grammar checker, Spell checker|
|Services||Proofreading, Plagiarism detection|
|Slogan(s)||"The World's Best Grammar Checker"|
|Alexa rank||4,184 (April 2014[update])|
|Registration||Optional (required for higher privileges)|
Grammarly is a writing-enhancement platform developed by Grammarly, Inc., and launched in 2009. Grammarly's proofreading and plagiarism-detection capabilities check for a writer's adherence to more than 250 grammar rules.
The company was founded in 2009 by Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn when they were both 28 years old. Brad Hoover, the company's chief executive officer, is an investor with a background in engineering who learned about Grammarly while searching for an automated proofreading tool for his own writing.
During its text review, Grammarly presents potential errors one at a time, with commonly confused words or faulty sentences highlighted in light red and a text box below offering an explanation that provides good and bad examples and suggests corrections. Grammarly also provides citations when it detects plagiarism. Users can click on a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" icon to let Grammarly know if the result was helpful.
- A grammar checker that can analyze general, business, academic, technical, creative and casual writings.
- A contextual spell checker that determines the appropriate spelling of a word as it is used in a sentence; thus, it finds misspelled words and also identifies correctly spelled yet incorrectly used words.
- Grammarly Plug-in for Microsoft Office, which adds Grammarly to Microsoft Word and Outlook.
- An online Grammarly Handbook resource covering what the Grammarly platform does in checking grammar and syntax.
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