Screenshot of Grammarly.com
|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[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 resources check for a writer's adherence to more than 250 grammar rules.
The company was founded in 2009 by Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn. 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 whether 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.
- Firefox and Google Chrome extensions, which spell check and grammar check as you type online.
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