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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 445-446

Free grammar check for your manuscript


1 Department of Physiology, Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, Balangir, Odisha, India
2 Department of Physiology, Raiganj Government Medical College and Hospital, Raiganj, West Bengal, India

Date of Submission26-Apr-2020
Date of Decision28-Apr-2020
Date of Acceptance29-Apr-2020
Date of Web Publication24-Dec-2020

Correspondence Address:
Shaikat Mondal
Department of Physiology, Raiganj Government Medical College and Hospital, Raiganj, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_44_20

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Mondal H, Mondal S. Free grammar check for your manuscript. Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2020;7:445-6

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Mondal H, Mondal S. Free grammar check for your manuscript. Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 28];7:445-6. Available from: https://www.indjvascsurg.org/text.asp?2020/7/4/445/304637



Sir,

Reading a scientific paper is a hard job for many of us.[1] And, writing is harder for us. Nonnative speakers have limitations in expressing their thoughts in English.[2] Tips for improving the linguistic presentation of a manuscript are available elsewhere.[3],[4],[5] In this letter, we discuss a method of checking the grammar of a manuscript.

Word processors (e.g. Microsoft Word, OpenOffice Writer) commonly fix some of the grammar, spelling, and structure of the sentence. For further check, we can use freely available tools on the Internet (e.g. Ginger, Grammarly).

Grammarly is a proprietary software application that provides some of the services free of cost. We are describing the process of checking the grammar of a manuscript on an internet browser. Authors need a personal computer with an internet connection and an internet browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome). The process is as follows for Chrome browser:

  1. On the browser, go to https://www.grammarly.com [Figure 1]a
  2. Click on the “Add to Chrome.” This will open the Chrome web store [Figure 1]b
  3. Click on the “Add to Chrome.” This will download the extension [Figure 1]c
  4. Click on “Add Extension.” This will install the browser extension [Figure 1]d
  5. Create a free account with your E-mail address, password, and a nickname [Figure 1]e. Your setting is ready to use
  6. Click on the Grammarly icon (top right corner of the browser) [Figure 1]f
  7. Click on “New Document” [Figure 1]g. This will open a new tab on the browser
  8. Write the title and text or copy the text from the word file and paste it [Figure 1]h
  9. Use the icon at the left top of the page for additional tools [Figure 1]i
  10. Optionally, upload the text file by clicking on “Upload file” [Figure 1]j
  11. The application will underline the text with an error in grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. Click on the underlined text to edit it [Figure 1]k
  12. The edited text [Figure 1]l can be saved as a word document [Figure 1]j or can be copied manually and pasted on any word processor.
Figure 1: (a) Opening the website, (b) clicking on the button to add extension, (c) adding the extension to the browser, (d) final approval to install the extension, (e) creating an account, (f) Grammarly icon on the right upper corner of the browser, (g) starting a new document, (h) writing on the textbox, (i) Grammarly icon on the left upper corner of the page, (j) the window for uploading and downloading a document, (k) text with errors, (l) corrected text

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Similarly, authors can install the browser extension in other browsers such as Firefox or Edge. The extension would also help in correcting the E-mail and other online text input. We hope this brief guide would be helpful for novice authors.

Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.



 
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