Grammarly Can Help Make Your Work Documents Look More Professional — for a Fee

Everyone knows that grammar is important, especially in professional correspondence. If you don't want your colleagues to read your emails in a Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel voice, you need to make sure they're written in proper English.

The problem, of course, is that many of us don't know what proper English is. As Alison Griswold pointed out on last year, our grip on the language has slipped, to the point where many of us no longer use the subjunctive (or know what it is) and frequently mix up homophones like there/they're/their. Assuming we don't have time to retake freshman English, what are we to do?

Enter Grammarly, the self-described "World's Best Grammar Checker." For $29.95 a month, with cheaper plans for quarterly or yearly billing, Grammarly will find and fix over 250 common mistakes, suggest better word choices, and check your work for accidental plagiarism.

Of course, if you don't want to spend the cash on an app to check your grammar, you can always find a language-savvy coworker to read over your stuff before you send it. Just make sure they know what they're doing. (Quick check: if your coworker is annoyed by my use of the plural pronoun "they," you might have a winner.)

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