Grammarian 2.1

SAN FRANCISCO (08/29/2000) - Rating:

PROS: Unobtrusive.

CONS: Misses more errors in interactive mode.

List Price:$50

COMPANY:800/359-4920, Casady & Greene

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Advice:If you already write well, Grammarian 2.1.1 probably can't do much to improve your style. But if you're prone to grammatical errors, you'll appreciate having an electronic copy editor looking over your shoulder.

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Casady & Greene's popular grammar checker, Grammarian 2.1.1, sits unobtrusively in your menu bar until you tell it to proofread your document for miscues in grammar and punctuation. When the utility finds a problem, you can accept one of its suggested corrections, retype the errant phrase, or continue scanning. According to Casady & Greene, Grammarian is now compatible with most Mac applications.

In our documents, Grammarian occasionally flagged words that were correct. We also found that the program's interactive mode, which checks syntax on-the-fly, missed some mistakes that batch checking detected.

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