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Grammarly, Inc.
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Type Corporation
Founded 2009
Headquarters San Francisco
Area served Worldwide
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 1,832 (December 2015)[1]
Registration Optional (required for higher privileges)
Users 3,000,000 plus
Current status Active

Grammarly is a writing-enhancement platform developed by Grammarly, Inc., and launched in 2009. Grammarly's proofreading and plagiarism-detection resources[2] check for a writer's adherence to more than 250 grammar rules.[3][4][5]


The company was founded in 2009 by Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn.[5][6] 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.[6]

Grammarly, Inc., is headquartered in San Francisco, with an additional office in Kiev, Ukraine.[6]


Grammarly carries out more than 250 grammar checks;[7] it proofreads and detects plagiarism in the process and finally provides users with a list of possible errors for correction.[8]

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.[8] Users can click on a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" icon to let Grammarly know whether the result was helpful.[2]

Other features of Grammarly include:[7][8][9]


In the 2013 Best Online Grammar Checker Comparisons and Reviews, Grammarly won the TopTenReviews Gold Award, with a rating of 8.88.[2][11]

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  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Grammarly – Review". TopTenReviews. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Geeta Padmanabhan (September 21, 2011). "Cool tool". The Hindu (The Hindu Group). Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Lee Chang-sup (May 1, 2012). "English again in New Year’s resolution?". The Korea Times. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Cheryl Conner (October 21, 2012). "I Don't Tolerate Poor Grammar". Forbes (Forbes publishing). pp. 1–2. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c Don Tennant. "How Cloud Power Is Improving Written English". IT Business Edge by QuinStreet. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Mark Gibbs (July 31, 2014). "Grammarly: How to make your organization's messaging make sense". Network World. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c "Grammarly – Specifications". TopTenReviews. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ Wanda Richards. "Need Help with Grammar?". TopTenReviews. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ Shirley Kuiper and Dorinda A. Clippinge (2012). Contemporary Business Reports (5th/International ed.). Cengage Learning. pp. 104–105. ISBN 9781133435334. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ "2013 Best Online Grammar Checker Comparisons and Reviews". TopTenReviews. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 

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