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I Let GrammarlyGO AI Re-Write One Of My Posts

Letting GrammarlyGO AI re-write on of my posts. Computer. gramamarly. computer head. illustration drawing by Katherine M Kennedy

While researching for an article on GrammarlyGO AI, I got the AI writer to re-write one of my previous posts, Grammarly The Good. The results are funny enough that I feel it deserves its own post. Google is going to hate the duplication, but whatever.

What do I find so amusing about this? Just how stilted the writing is, it's EXACTLY how I would imagine a robot would write. So while it isn't "haha" funny, it's cringe funny.

GrammarlyGO AI Edited text ZeroGPT results
ZeroGPT could tell that my post was co-authored with GrammarlyGO

My Original Post: Grammarly The Good

Let's Discuss The Benefits of Grammarly

In my previous review of Grammarly, I discussed its negative aspects. In this second part, I will cover its positive features, the excellent ones, and those that are just okay.

Let's discuss the pros and cons of using Grammarly. We'll start with the positives. Grammarly is a great tool for those who struggle with spelling. Additionally, not all writers are proficient editors, and Grammarly can help fill that gap. It is an easy-to-use tool that can prepare you for working with a professional editor. It also acts as a safety net, catching any errors before they are published. If you're considering Grammarly Premium, take advantage of specials and discounts to get the best price. Personally, I will be renewing my subscription because of the benefits of the premium version. The best thing about it is the added features and customization options.

If you don't have time to read everything, here's a short summary:

Here are nine reasons why Grammarly may not be the best choice for you:

  1. The cost is quite high, and it's worth mentioning twice.

  2. While it is mostly accurate, it may not be entirely correct all the time.

  3. Often, it presents subjective style preferences as objective facts.

  4. It tends to homogenize writing styles, resulting in uniformity.

  5. Its ability to adapt to your writing style is limited.

  6. The advertising approach is very forceful and assertive.

  7. Internet connectivity is necessary for its operation.

  8. It lacks SEO capabilities.

  9. It can become a dependency or hindrance.

Discover the following nine advantages of using Grammarly:

  1. It provides both you and your clients with a sense of security.

  2. It catches more errors than standard spelling and grammar checks in Microsoft.

  3. Its interface is user-friendly and easy to navigate.

  4. It offers add-ons for Microsoft, email, and more.

  5. It allows you to add words to your personal dictionary.

  6. You retain ownership of your work; Grammarly does not claim it.

  7. It reduces the workload of editors.

  8. Many people prefer writers who use Grammarly.

  9. It prepares writers to collaborate with editors.

Let's discuss the positive aspects of Grammarly

Despite my previous complaints, I actually love using Grammarly. In fact, I believe that without it, I may have never discovered my passion for writing. If I had the opportunity to give a gift to my past corporate self who spent countless hours writing project charters, it would be the Corporate version of Grammarly.

This tool is a lifesaver for people who struggle with spelling.

In the past, I mistakenly believed that being able to spell every word in English made me a good writer. However, I now understand that good writing involves more than just spelling and comma usage, although those skills are helpful. I was taught to read and write using the phonetic system, which focuses on how words sound, resulting in my less than perfect spelling. Over time, my spelling has improved, and my frequent reading has helped me avoid major spelling mistakes. Nevertheless, I still feel uncertain about my writing abilities.

Do you think all writers are highly anxious individuals? I wish I had realized sooner that I would have been a good fit for the writers club. Grammarly is like a safety net for me. It allows me to focus on my writing without worrying too much about grammar and spelling. Later on, I can review my work multiple times and correct any mistakes that I missed, knowing that if Grammarly didn't catch them, they can't be too bad.

If you ignore Grammarly, it's like turning off autocorrect on your phone. You might know that it's often incorrect, but it can also save you from mistakes. In case you do make an error, you can always send a follow-up message and blame it on autocorrect, even if you were the poor speller. Blaming machines for our human errors is a long-standing practice, and I encourage writers to hold Grammarly responsible for their mistakes.

It's important to note that not all writers are also editors.

I want to clarify that I am not a copy editor and I am not skilled at catching small spelling or grammar mistakes during line reads. I often find it impressive when people on Amazon leave reviews detailing all the errors they found. It seems like a magical ability to me. Since I type quickly, my brain automatically corrects any mistakes as I read, which is useful for quickly combing through information on the internet for research. However, this skill also makes me ineffective as a copy editor for either myself or others.

Writing can be exhausting, especially when you've spent hours rewording and editing your work. By the time you start editing, your brain may become bored and unresponsive. That's where Grammarly comes in. It's like a knight in shining armor, with a grammar sword at the ready, to help catch any mistakes and bring them to your attention. While its suggestions are not always accurate, they are still helpful and free.

I find Grammarly to be an incredibly user-friendly tool.

The team responsible for its user experience should be commended for their excellent work. While there may be some areas for improvement, overall, I think it's fantastic. Although I tend to forget where my documents are stored when using ProWritingAid, I don't have that problem with Hemmingway app, which is also straightforward to use, albeit with limited functionality. Grammarly strikes a nice balance between simplicity and usefulness. Its layout is clean and easy to navigate, and its suggestions are presented in a friendly and polite manner. I've only experienced one major issue with it, which is impressive. Additionally, unlike with some other programs, I appreciate that it doesn't remove all of my formatting. Overall, I find Grammarly to be a valuable tool and appreciate the recognition it gives me for making things look easy.

By using Grammarly, you can be better prepared when working with a professional editor.

I was nervous about working with an editor for my book, but Grammarly has been a huge help. I have used it to check hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of words and have become skilled at quickly accepting or rejecting its recommendations. It used to take me a long time to go through my writing with Grammarly and other editors, but now I am adept at making quick decisions. I no longer have to Google every recommendation it makes as I have become familiar with which ones are legitimate. Thanks to Grammarly, I am more confident in working with human editors.

I would like to have access to Grammarly Premium, even if it means getting it for free.

I've realized that I appreciate the sense of security and support that comes with having an invisible AI assistant. Grammarly serves as a backup, keeping me from making embarrassing mistakes. It's like having a friend who stops me from sending emails to clients with spelling errors that would make me feel foolish. (I know I'm not foolish, but it's still nice to have the extra help!)

I have found that Grammarly doesn't function properly. Although it provides me with more suggestions than I accept, the suggestions it does provide are not particularly innovative, as it tends to suggest the use of commas excessively. Despite this, Grammarly gives me a sense of comfort and security, like a warm embrace that shields me from the harsh realities of the outside world. It reassures me that I am doing well and makes my work seem effortless. Above all, Grammarly is like a co-worker who takes the blame for my mistakes, allowing me to laugh off any errors by attributing them to the software.

Do you think Grammarly Premium is worth it?

I'm not sure. It has its pros and cons. On one hand, it suggests rearranging sentences that can improve the paragraph, which is helpful. On the other hand, it often suggests unnecessary changes that make the paragraph confusing. I find myself overwhelmed with the number of suggestions and wish it was more accurate.

To get the best price, consider taking advantage of specials and discounts.

For example, when I recently purchased Grammarly Premium, I used an affiliate code and spent time searching for the best deal. Though I managed to get 50% off, the annual subscription price of $72 still felt high. I'll need to be vigilant to ensure the price doesn't double to $144 in December 2022.

Reasons for Renewing Grammarly Premium

Although I have previously expressed my dissatisfaction with the cost, I now understand the value in investing in the latest tools to provide comfort to my clients. While it is still quite expensive, it is worth it for the peace of mind it provides my clients. I purchased Grammarly in one lump sum, saving myself the hassle of monthly payments. While I may reassess its value once my year is up, I believe it is a case-by-case decision based on individual financial situations. For those who have extra funds, investing in Grammarly Premium would be a wise choice, but for most people, the basic free version should suffice.

Can you tell me what the most beneficial feature of Grammarly Premium is?

I enjoy using Grammarly Premium because it offers insightful feedback on my favorite authors' writing. Despite Grammarly's suggestion that their work is lackluster, I respectfully disagree and find it amusing. If you're interested, I have written a humorous review of Grammarly's criticism. It's entertaining to witness an enthusiastic AI critique well-known writers.


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