Spell checker and Grammar checker by GingerReviewed by:
Other reviews by John Calvert
Spell Check, grammar,
Age Range: 8 - 90
I really wanted Ginger to work. Unfortunately, the results are mixed. Ginger's extension is easily launched from menu bar and provides a pop-up screen into which text can be pasted or typed. In a perfect world, this would happen inline and not require a secondary window to cut and paste from. Spelling and grammar errors are supposed to highlight. Options to fix perceived problems are revealed when the highlight is clicked. Quickly clicking a button will activate their "rephrase" engine which will quick check sentence structure and suggest improvements. The spell check works quite well - although this is of little comfort as Chrome has a robust spell check built into the browser. I was most interested in the grammar check and Ginger didn't deliver.
I tried the following phrases to check different grammatical errors, none were fixed:
My homonym test was successful, "Their goes my freedom. There going to bring they're suitcases" was changed to "There goes my freedom. They're going to bring their suitcases."
- A double negative - "I don't want no pudding."
- A run-on sentence - "I went to the store I got milk and cookies."
- Subject/verb agreement - "Matt like fish."
- Verb tense error - "I will eat fish for dinner and drank milk with my dinner."
Grammar is a challenge, and I applaud Ginger for giving it a go. Sadly, the go falls short.