From Grammarly: How well do you know your grammar? Affect vs. Effect

All writers know that grammar is important. And the company Grammarly likes to put a fun spin on learning grammar. How big of a grammar nerd are you? TakeTake Grammarly’s quiz to show how much you know about affect vs. effect:
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To learn more about affect vs. effect, check out Grammarly’s in-depth blog post that explains the difference between the two.

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From Grammarly: Valentine’s Day and Online Dating

Grammarly always has fun holiday infographics. For Valentine’s Day, they’ve teamed up with eHarmony to see how people’s writing, based on their dating profiles, affected their chances of getting a date.

Grammarly reviewed 10,000 eHarmony male/female matches generated by eHarmony’s matching algorithm. Fifty percent of the matches advanced to two-way communication, while the other 50 percent failed to advance. Each male and female in a match wrote long-form answers to questions on their dating profile. These writing samples were analyzed by Grammarly’s automated proofreader for accuracy in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Valentine's Day Grammar 2016 Infographic

About Grammarly

Grammarly is a simple and powerful writing app that corrects more types of spelling and grammatical mistakes than any other software on the market. The product suite comprises the Grammarly Editor online editing tool; browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari; Grammarly for Microsoft Office; and the Grammarly native app, a convenient desktop editor for Mac and PC.

As a company, Grammarly’s mission is to improve communication among the world’s more than 2 billion native and non-native English writers. Millions of registered users worldwide trust Grammarly’s products, which are also licensed by more than 600 leading universities and corporations. Grammarly is an Inc. 500 company with offices in San Francisco and Kyiv.

About eHarmony

eHarmony, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is a pioneer in using relationship science to match singles seeking long-term relationships. Its service presents users with compatible matches based on key dimensions of personality that are scientifically proven to predict highly successful long-term relationships.

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From Grammarly: Should You Send Them a Holiday Card?

Unsure of whether or not you should send our holiday cards this year? Use Grammarly’s flowchart to figure out what to do!

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Did you know?

  • Americans send 1.6 billion holiday cards annually [Source]
  • Women purchase an estimated 80% of all greeting cards [Source]
  • E-cards have become an environmentally friendly alternative to paper cards [Source]
  • Christmas cards originated in London, where Sir Henry Cole commissioned the first in 1843. [Source]
  • Two batches totaling 2,050 cards were printed and sold that year for a shilling each. [Source]
  • Despite the separation of church and state, it’s customary for the President and First Lady to send White House Christmas cards each holiday season. [Source]
  • Calvin Coolidge issued the first official Christmas message to the American people in 1927. [Source]

Grammarly is a simple and powerful writing app that corrects more types of spelling and grammar mistakes than any other software on the market. The product suite comprises: the Grammarly Editor online editing tool; browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari; Grammarly for Microsoft Office; and Grammarly for your Desktop, a convenient desktop editor for Mac and PC.

As a company, Grammarly’s mission is to improve communication among the world’s more than 2 billion native and non-native English writers. Millions of registered users worldwide trust Grammarly’s products, which are also licensed by more than 600 leading universities and corporations. Grammarly is an Inc. 500 company with offices in San Francisco and Kyiv.

From Grammarly: Five Mistakes To Avoid in Your NaNoWriMo Novel

In honor of NaNoWriMo this month, Grammarly has put together a helpful list of five mistakes to avoid while writing your epic novel. And if you’re feeling inspired, consider participating in Grammarly’s Novel Ideas Competition!

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A Halloween Treat From Grammarly: Which Literary Monster Are You?

Tomorrow is Halloween, and what better way for book nerds to celebrate than with a literary monster quiz? Try out this one, from Grammarly:
http://www.grammarly.com/blog/2015/which-literary-monster-are-you-halloween-quiz/

International Literacy Day

Today is International Literacy Day. Grammarly (https://www.grammarly.com/plagiarism-checker) has made a helpful infographic that sheds light on the importance of literacy. According to Grammarly, 757 million adults age 15+ cannot read or write. UNESCO started the very first International Literacy Day on September 8, 1966, but there is still a ways to go.

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So You Want to Write a Novel: Five Writing Mistakes, According to Grammarly

Grammarly, a platform that helps writers edit, has taken NaNoWriMo to a new level the past two years with its novel writing group @Grammowrimo. Last November, Grammarly worked with 500 writers to produce a 40,000 word novel. In addition to publishing a novel, they’ve compiled a list of the top five common writing mistakes. See their infographic below for tips on how to improve your own writing: Continue reading

#GrammoWriMo: The Largest Group of Authors to Collaborate on a Novel

Meanwhile NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is coming up, and for those who don’t know, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. During the month of November, writers pledge to write at least 50,000 words. I’ve done it in the past, and it feels great to finish!

This year, Grammarly is participating in NaNoWriMo, but with a twist. They’re launching project #GrammoWriMo, which aims to “publish a book that boasts the largest number of authors of any novel ever written.” Continue reading

A Guide to Grammarly, The World’s Best Grammar Checker

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I was lucky enough to recently be granted access to Grammarly, to check out all its features. And boy, are there a lot of features.

But, first a little background. Grammarly is an automated proofreader, which checks for over 250 types of grammatical errors. This includes parallelism, misplaced modifiers, comma splices, subject-verb agreement, etc., and is much more comprehensive than Word’s spelling and grammar check.

The site offers a 7-day free trial, and after that you can choose between three pricing options: monthly, quarterly, and annually. If you choose the annual option of $139.95, you get a significant discount per month ($11.66 per month versus $29.95 on the monthly plan).

Now, on to the features. Continue reading