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Anyone know of a decent grammar checker?
Thread poster: Colin Ryan
Colin Ryan  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:37
Italian to English
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Sep 27, 2005

Hi,
I'm thinking of investing in an automated English grammar checker to help accelerate revisions (especially post-translation). The grammar checker in Word is not very good (have a look at http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/217802_grammar28.asp for an entertaining article about it). Does anyone use a third-party grammar checker and, if so, can you recommend it? (I'm really interested in grammar and punctuation checking features; spelling and thesaurus features are catered for pretty well by Word as it stands.)
Any advice appreciated.
Colm


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Can Altinbay  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:37
Japanese to English
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Thanks for the link Sep 27, 2005

I'm sorry I can't help, but I enjoyed the story. Word's checker is a kids-don't-try-this-at-home feature. I was proofreading for some 12 hours yesterday. The grammar check is truly atrocious. I can make it work for me, because I basically use it to help find things I missed, but I have to ignore its suggestions 95% of the time at best.

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Pablo Mayen  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 07:37
English to Spanish
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Some links to trial software... Sep 27, 2005

I have no references on their reliability, but you can tak a look anyway..perhaps they'll suit your needs.

Pablo




http://www.editorsoftware.com/stylewriter-software/
http://www.wintertree-software.com/app/gramxp/


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Tsu Dho Nimh
Local time: 07:37
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Nothing worth using! Sep 30, 2005

ryancolm wrote:

Does anyone use a third-party grammar checker and, if so, can you recommend it?

Colm


I haven't found any that are worth the time it takes to use. I can send flawless English in and it berates me for mistakes, and as that link you incluided shows - it have big problem.


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