Do you use the grammar check when you are writing?

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  1. joanwz profile image81
    joanwzposted 11 years ago

    Do you use the grammar check when you are writing?

    If so, do you find it helpful? If not, why not?

  2. prettynutjob30 profile image83
    prettynutjob30posted 11 years ago

    Yes it is very helpful while typing it is pretty easy to over look certain things grammar check helps you by highlighting your mistakes so you know you need to change them.

  3. Quirinus profile image61
    Quirinusposted 11 years ago

    I have been using a word processor with a built-in grammar checker.  I usually press F7 before posting my hub, to check for grammar errors, only to find that for most of the suggested corrections, I choose Ignore.  So for me, it seems it actually sometimes gets in the way.

  4. Stephanie Henkel profile image92
    Stephanie Henkelposted 11 years ago

    When I write a draft in MS Word, I sometimes use the grammar checker too. I'm pretty confident about my grammar, but it does pick up some errors in my weaker areas like hyphenated words and compound words.

    Many of the "mistakes" it picks up are not really mistakes, so I do have to use my own judgement on whether or not to ignore the suggestions. For this reason, I will often skip this step in the draft, though I always use the spell checker in the HP text capsules.

  5. vims003 profile image39
    vims003posted 11 years ago

    sure...its very usefull to me .since i am very weak in remembering correct spellings its really useful to me...

  6. ericdunbar profile image84
    ericdunbarposted 11 years ago

    It is good to develop the practice of using grammar check when writing, but it is also important that you have a general knowledge of grammar. Grammar check is like any other computer program, it was programmed by someone, and there are certain sentences and grammar that you might want to use that is not in good taste as "perfect grammar".

    Writing is a skill and an art. Only you know what you are trying to convey to your readers, and if you get accustomed to using grammar check it is highlty probable that you might not be able to accurately convey your idea to your readers. I find grammar chedk to be a valuable tool, but as a rule, I always follow my heart.

    1. alancaster149 profile image75
      alancaster149posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer - took the words out of my mouth. Practice makes close-enough-to-perfect to side-step niggles.

  7. rabasure profile image60
    rabasureposted 11 years ago

    No, I use only word spell checker.Then if you call spell check is also part of grammar check, then I used to check the grammar for each and every article before publishing it in my blog or in any other article writing site.

  8. parwatisingari profile image61
    parwatisingariposted 11 years ago

    Of course I have to I have issues with Messeigneurs Wren and Martins.

  9. joanwz profile image81
    joanwzposted 11 years ago

    Thank you for all the wonderful answers. I too find that I check spelling and grammar before submitting, at least most of the times. I have been known to miss once in a while. But in general, I have found that the grammar check has helped make my writing a little tighter, while at times I decide not to go with the grammar checker's suggestions, as some of you have mentioned. But thanks again for your responses.

  10. MMAgearmaster profile image60
    MMAgearmasterposted 11 years ago

    Yes i certainly check grammar and spell check while writing my hubs, Because sometime one mistake can change the whole meaning of the hub tongue

  11. securityproducts3 profile image39
    securityproducts3posted 11 years ago

    No, me don't. I doesn't think that grammar check is any good, and I think me grammar is just fine. Doesn't you think so?

    1. joanwz profile image81
      joanwzposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      lol. I love your sense of humor.

  12. drsohel profile image67
    drsohelposted 11 years ago

    I don't regularly use the grammar check ..... I write in MS Word.... if there is any suggestion .... I check it.... Usually I use spell checker regularly....

  13. cruising.granny profile image60
    cruising.grannyposted 11 years ago

    I don't use grammer or spell check.  Both are written in American spelling and grammatical structure, which doesn't apply to Australians who use the British English.
    If the warnings appear with underlining, I check my work and make any adjustments, but I don't actually consult them.
    Most of the time I already know the structure and punctuation I want to use.  punctuation is as important as correct spelling, grammer and sentence construction.

    1. alancaster149 profile image75
      alancaster149posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      By and large good grammar is good grammar, whichever side of the 'pond' or the 'aussie lake' you live on.  Neville Shute, Conan Doyle and John Steinbeck are appreciated everywhere for their writing style.

  14. Esrom Art profile image62
    Esrom Artposted 11 years ago

    Ha.. ha... ha.. lol. I am not English speaking and writing in English is like tough exercise for me. I do not know if I follow the grammar. Even if I use grammar check, I did not know whether the suggestion is proper or not. I just write and wrote it in simple sentence to avoid wrong meaning. Grammar will kill the unique style of my English. Some people love to read my writing they read "free-style" English that sometimes wrong in grammar but they know what exactly I would like to say. Thanks I hope you understand my comment lol

    1. alancaster149 profile image75
      alancaster149posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You need to check on your grammar to make sure you're not abusing it. It's like building a wall, once you've got the bricks right you can develop a style of your own - usually 'English bond' works.

  15. alancaster149 profile image75
    alancaster149posted 11 years ago

    The confidence I've developed is from years of practice - even then I still go through each piece before making it 'public', both for spelling and grammar. Go back through your writing, remember where punctuation marks go - you you change the whole meaning of a sentence by the positioning of your full stops - and remember where to hyphenate. It's an old 'chestnut', but "he's" and "she's", "were" and "we're" can easily look out of place.


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