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What are some useful methods for checking your grammar?

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Some useful methods for checking grammar include using an online grammar-checking tool, using the inbuilt grammar-checker in a word processor or downloading grammar-checking software for computers. Some online grammar-checking tools are free to use while others require a renewable subscription.

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To use online grammar-checking tools, visit websites such as Grammarly.com and SpellChecker.net. Copy and paste the text into the text box of the online grammar-checker tool and then click the Check Your Text button on Grammarly.com or the Spell Check button if you are using SpellChecker.net.

If you decide to use the inbuilt grammar-checking tool in a word processor such as Microsoft Office 2007, click on the Microsoft logo at the top-left corner of the word processor to open the Microsoft Word menu. Click on Word Options at the bottom of the Microsoft Menu. Click Proofing on the new menu and then tick the check box next to Check grammar with spelling. However, this method sometimes highlights texts that are not grammatically incorrect.

Some useful standalone grammar-checking programs include WhiteSmoke, CorrectEnglish and Writer’s Workbench. Most of these programs are available for download on the Internet and they usually come with a free trial for a specific period of time before the user subscribes to a particular package to continue accessing the program.

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