Grammarly and Me

I used to be friends with Word’s Editor, but lately I’ve been visiting with Grammarly. She’s intelligent and polite, but a bit of dictator.

While I appreciate her gentle reminders on spelling and punctuation, I can’t help wondering if she’s trying to change me. She doesn’t seem to approve of my style.

Don’t say anything, but Grammarly can be opinionated. At first, I let her browbeat me into changing things around, but as we got to know each other better, I started to wonder…

Grammarly’s suggestions, although made with the best of intentions, are, dare I say it?

Boring.

Bland.

She’s not a party girl, if you know what I mean? No sparkle, no shine. It’s not that she’s wrong, but sometimes, she’s wrong for me.

Oh, we’re still friends. We’ve just agreed to disagree, and just between us… Sometimes, I ignore her.

Aimer at Amazon

14 thoughts on “Grammarly and Me

  1. I’m a big fan of hers. I even pay her for her services, but I don’t agree with everything she tells me. Her best feature is that she suggests others words I can use if I double click on a word. It’s a love/hate relationship, but I wouldn’t be without her right now.

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  2. At least You gave her a fair shot….I’m proud of You, Aimer! I think we should set her up with Emily Post, the crazy demon that is my phone’s spell correct (which MUST be related to Grammarly as it corrects almost everything I say!) and ship them off to the absolutely perfect, sterile world that would be their most joyous heaven!!! 🤣Thanks for the laugh and Cheers! ❤️

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    1. Grammarly’s probably best friends with your Emily 🙂
      She’s picky about the company she keeps. She refused to play with my version of Word, wouldn’t talk to my document. I had to import it in.
      She only visits when I’m working on a manuscript, but what a great program 🙂

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      1. Some people use it for everything they write; posts, emails, word docs. I just tried it for the first time. It was a big help with proofreading a manuscript I’ve been tinkering with. I hate proofreading; I always miss something 🙂

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