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Ginger is a proofreader that checks your spelling and grammar. Once installed on your computer, it connects to the Internet to provide its services which are available from both desktop and online applications. This program is equally useful for native speakers and learners of English as a foreign language. Fortunately, to help you use the program without difficulties, the tool comes with a video tutorial.
This proofreader has a very easy-to-use interface. A series of buttons can provide fast access to most features. Besides, the program works automatically by underlining spelling and grammar mistakes. Then, you can also use the contextual menu to find correct spelling or grammatical alternatives. At any time, you can also consult dictionaries for definitions or synonyms, with the advantage that the application takes into account the specific context in which the word appears. Besides, the program lets you translate more than forty languages into English and vice versa.
Ginger can keep track of your mistakes and help you correct them. This is what Ginger Coach is for. It can create personalized exercises in which faulty sentences appear. Moreover, this tutor can pay attention not only to simple mistakes but also those involving the context. In this respect, the program becomes a useful learning tool for people with dyslexia as well.
All in all, Ginger is very accurate as it’s based on the analysis of natural language, which has the advantage of working with the context. It’s a pity that this tool doesn’t work without an Internet connection and it offers to use Microsoft Office’s correction instead. Unluckily, you may experience a short delay as you type when real-time correction is on.
- It’s easy to use
- It uses natural language analysis
- It can provide synonyms based on the context
- It can translate between English and other languages
- It includes a language tutor
- It may slow down your typing
- It requires an Internet connection to work