Finally succumbed

@Jackalyn (7377)
Oxford, England
October 6, 2016 3:40am CST
I finally gave in and bought a licence for ProWritingAid. I have used the free version of this gramnar checker a lot so it seems fair. All I can tell you just now is that it is taking me twice as long to write anything. Never mind, I am also learning a lot.
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@MALUSE (45778)
• Uzbekistan
6 Oct 16
I can recommend It's free.
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@Jackalyn (7377)
• Oxford, England
6 Oct 16
It is good. Prowritingaid seems better suited if you also write fiction. Sadly, the free version of the other major player, "Autocrit" is now useless and you have to pay for it to do anything more than pick up verbs.
@Morleyhunt (19263)
• Canada
6 Oct 16
Any change seems to slow us down. Wait until you master it. Then you'll suddenly get much faster.
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@Jackalyn (7377)
• Oxford, England
6 Oct 16
I probably will. I am finding myself aware of potential pitfalls as I write now. It is easy to write four sentences in a row starting with the same word, for example. I seem to do that a lot.
@Morleyhunt (19263)
• Canada
6 Oct 16
@Jackalyn I took a course in Business Corespondance when I was in high school. It has always stood me in good stead when I am writing something.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
6 Oct 16
I have not heard of this. I always find the grammar checker on Word rather bizarre with some of the suggestions it makes.
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@Daljinder (22179)
• India
6 Oct 16
@5thHouse Me too!
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@MALUSE (45778)
• Uzbekistan
6 Oct 16
I use It does point out typos, but I often feel like arguing with the stupid thing when it wants to convince me that what I've written is wrong when it isn't. :-)
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@Jackalyn (7377)
• Oxford, England
6 Oct 16
@MALUSE I did try grammarly once and the free version installed in my browser actually works in conjunction with prowritingaid. I find grammarly is not as flexible and does not give me as much help.
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@JudyEv (140890)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Oct 16
I had to laugh. I think it might take me twice as long to write stuff too - so I probably won't subscribe. :)
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@Jackalyn (7377)
• Oxford, England
6 Oct 16
It will be worth it in the end. It is not a perfect editor, but it is certainly making me think and picking up things I would otherwise miss.
@MALUSE (45778)
• Uzbekistan
6 Oct 16
I can't type very well. I know how a word is written but I make a lot of typos. I use grammarly only for pointing them out as well as missing commas. I don't have to 'learn' anything.
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@Daljinder (22179)
• India
6 Oct 16
I use grammarly free version.
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@MALUSE (45778)
• Uzbekistan
6 Oct 16
So do I.
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