10 Best Online Grammar Checker & Punctuation Checker Tools

It’s easy to write in English.. or not?

I can’t answer this question but it’s surely not an easy task to write a great article without wasting a lot of time searching for grammar mistakes. We all make grammar mistakes ( a sad truth ). But I don’t make them often. How? ( I’ll tell about it later in this article )

But it’s too much now!  You need to break out from the vicious cycle of spending hours to find your own grammatical mistakes.

Why do the hard work? When online grammar checker tools can do it for you, efficiently and effectively.

If you’re a non-native English speaker than it’s going to be much harder for you to write articles without any mistakes (not always though. ). It’s important for you to find and fix errors in your writing so anyone can read it easily.

Do you know? Google doesn’t like sites which don’t have high-quality content. Poorly written content isn’t good for user experience & it’s one of the search engine ranking factors.

In this article, I’ve gathered a list of grammar and punctuation checker tools that will help you in writing error-free articles. You can use these tools for proofreading your articles and make them perfect.

Top 10 Grammar Checker Tools Of 2018

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#1 Grammarly

Hands down, Grammarly is without a doubt the best online grammar checker tool. Since its launch in 2009, Grammarly has been the most accurate grammar checker tool and is on the number 1 spot of grammar checking software lists.


I bet there won’t be any site which does not rank Grammarly in the no. 1 spot.  They have earned the title “world’s most accurate grammar checker,” and there isn’t anyone who won’t agree with them. There is hardly any tool which can challenge Grammarly for its top position.

It’s much easier to check your texts with their free browser extension. You can get more features in their premium plans.

#2 After The Deadline

After The Deadline

After The Deadline is a powerful free-to-use spelling and grammar checker tool. It is built by Automattic, the same company which has built WordPress (.com) and contributed to many other projects.

After The Deadline ( or sometimes “Polish My Writing” ) is a very powerful tool to check for minimal grammatical errors in writing. It is easy to use this software.

What you need to do – is just copy and paste the details of your writing in the given box and then hit the “check writing” button. It’ll not take much time in finding out your errors.

#3 Slick Write

Slick Write is an online proofreading tool which is free to use. It has a user-friendly interface and also checks for grammatical errors. Anyone can use this software whether you’re a student or professional content writer.

Slick Write

There are many unique functions present in this software – it provides statistics like what’s the percentage of error in the content, etc. You can also use their WordPress plugin or extensions for browsers.

Now, you might be thinking how to use it. That’s easy. Go to their website. Click on start writing. Enter your text and just hit on the “continue” button. In the next page, your errors (if any) will be present.

#4 Paper Rater

Paper Rater is another free easy-to-use grammar checker tool. It is a fully online software, there is no need to download it. Unlike some other software, it is much more accurate (not more than Grammarly, WhiteSmoke, Ginger Software).

Paper Rater

It’s one of the best proofreading and grammar checking tools. Anyone from students to freelance writers and bloggers can use this tool.

Paper Rater checks and compares your content with more than  10 million documents on their server to find whether your content is unique or not.

You can easily use Paper Rater – go to their site, then click on “Try For Free”. Put your content & click on “Get Report” button.

#5 WhiteSmoke

WhiteSmoke is a great tool for checking grammar mistakes. It is easy to use and takes care of the grammar, spellings, and punctuation. What’s much better about it is that it’s also one of the best online grammar checker tools.


WhiteSmoke comes with many powerful features, it’s the best alternative for Grammarly. It uses artificial intelligence & algorithms to find a wide range of errors in your writing. It’s a paid software.

It’s easy to use WhiteSmoke, but first, you need to purchase it on a monthly basis (or yearly, whatever you like). They also have apps for mobile phones.

#6 Language Tool

language tool

Language Tool is an open source grammar checker tool. You can also use it as an extension for browsers. It’s the oldest open source grammar checker (being more than 15 years old). The best thing about Language Tool is that it provides features of most premium plans in its free package. It is a freemium tool (although free, but need to upgrade for more features).

Language Tool is also easy to use. You just need to visit their website, put your text and click on the “Check Text” button. It’ll show all the errors in your text.

#7 Ginger Software

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Ginger is one of the best and well-rounded tools for finding and editing grammar mistakes. It’s a software which checks for grammatical mistakes as you type.

It is just as good as other top grammar checking tools like Grammarly, WhiteSmoke, ProWritingAid. You can use Ginger Software to check and edit spelling mistakes, incorrect grammar, etc.

It’s a freemium tool, you can use it freely but will need to upgrade for more features. They also have an extension for browsers. You can easily add it to your browser.

#8 Virtual Writing Tutor

Virtual Writing Tutor

Virtual Writing Tutor is free to use. It is made for people who are not able to spend some money on premium tools.

This tool teaches people to become an expert in writing error free articles. It is suitable for students who don’t want to get embarrassed for silly mistakes. First, use this tool and then use Grammarly for the best results.

It’s easy to use this tool. First, go to their website. Then put the text in the editor. Finally, click on “Check Grammar” to find errors.

#9 Hemingway Editor

Hemingway is a web-based text editor, you can use it for checking the readability and grammar of your articles. It is a free grammar checker tool.

Hemingway Editor

The web-based editor is free of cost. However, you need to pay if you want the desktop app, apps for windows and macs are available. They have a clean and minimal interface in their web app.

It is also easy to use. You just need to visit their website. Put your text. Then it will show how hard it is to read your articles & the errors in your writing.

#10 ProWritingAid


ProWritingAid is among the best grammar checker tools. What separates it from others is that it goes beyond grammar checking. It provides many other features and helps you to become a better writer.

Their software suggest up to 1000s of different style improvements which helps you become an experienced writer. They also have a built-in plagiarism checker (you’ll need to pay for that). ProWritingAid is the go-to tool of many published authors.

It’s also much cheaper than other premium tools. You can also try it for free (but it’s much better with premium version).

Final Thoughts…

These are the top 10 best online grammar checker tools. Anyone can use these tools it doesn’t matter if you’re a freelance writer, students or a blogger.

There are tons of grammar checker tools available but most of them aren’t accurate. Wrong grammar checker tools will not help you to get error-free writing.

I prefer to use Grammarly for my work (that’s blogging ), and that’s how I escape through the horrors of making spelling errors in my articles.

If you want to increase your writing skills, I recommend that you write 400 to 500 hundred words on a daily basis.  You will notice that you’re getting better at writing in a short period of time.

What are your thoughts on these grammar checker tools? Did I miss any of the best tools? Feel free to tell in the comments below.

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