If you communicate through writing every day, be it through email, text, or a long-form essay, you probably know there’s some room for improvement. We all have a problem area, whether it’s secretly using guesswork with commas or falling back on the same phrases. Grammarly can help you with your spelling and basic grammar errors, but Grammarly Premium offers help that goes beyond the basics. Here are four ways it can help you streamline your writing.
1 Repetitive words
If you’ve got a habit of using the same four words or phrases in every work email, Grammarly can offer suggestions for how to switch it up. If you keep saying you’d “like” to do something, the product will catch it and suggest alternate wording. This adds variety to your text, which will keep readers from skipping over the things you write.
2 Sentence fragments
When we write hastily, we can end up accidentally writing sentences that are actually incomplete. Missing a noun or an object of a verb happens to the best of us. Grammarly Premium finds those sentence fragments so you can build them out into full thoughts.
3 Slang and overformality
Catering to your audience is hard. The way you write to your best friend is different from the way you write to colleagues. With Grammarly Premium you can identify your intended audience, so you’ll be alerted to language that’s too colloquial or formal for your reader. This way you won’t include a casual contraction in your research paper or accidentally call your boss “dude” in an email.
Some phrases may seem harmless until you think about what message they’re really sending. Here are 10 words and phrases to stop using at work, and what you should say instead. https://t.co/aX8OncVcvF (via @Grammarly) pic.twitter.com/biqtmq7xgS
— Glassdoor (@Glassdoor) April 6, 2018
It’s difficult to determine which words are essential and which can be cut. If you include too many, Grammarly Premium can help you get rid of redundant words and phrases to help you tighten up your writing.