Disadvantages of Grammarly

What are the negatives or the disadvantages of Grammarly?

Writers often ask this question.  In particular, those who need grammar corrections might be concerned.

With various proofreading and editing options available online, what is wrong with using Grammarly? The answers may surprise you.

There are several disadvantages of Grammarly:

#1 Disadvantage: Automation

To start, Grammarly is automated.  You do not get help from a real human being.  

This is problematic because computers have limitations. While computers have advanced, and continue to advance, they will never “be human.”

Computers cannot write as well as human beings. (After all, humans make computers!) Thus, from the start, you’re limiting your writing quality, according to the limitations of the automation.

Rhetoric is a key example of this. Computers can analyze grammar and sometimes even tone. However, they cannot always match words to the proper context. Being nimble rather than programmed, a human is much more able to adjust and consider real-life situations.

You’ll see some similar downsides between Grammarly and ChatGPI, since automation has limits. While AI has a place, we strongly recommend going beyond that and asking a human editor to help. That way, you’ll receive personalized assistance from a real person.

#2 Disadvantage: Price

Grammarly charges a hidden price for extra, premium service. This means the free service is limited. In other words, for full service, you need to pay money. 

In itself, that shows the limitation of Grammarly. “Free service” is not full service. 

As you consider the disadvantages of Grammarly, know that price is one of those. When you need more advanced help, it can be better to use human editing rather than automated editing. 

Your words deserve investment. Paying for editing can be very beneficial. However, if you’re going to pay, you might as well pay for real rather than automated editing.

#3 Disadvantage: Speed

Sure, Grammarly seems to be quick, as it offers “real time” feedback. However, “real time” does not mean “no time.” The distinction matters. When Grammarly provides corrections and feedback, you still need to review, assess, and apply all those — which may unclear or incorrect. All of that takes time. Contrast that with PaperBlazer, for example, which applies all necessary changes for you, only leaving “author only” decisions. Thus, a service like PaperBlazer can save you hours of time.

#4 Disadvantage: Vagueness

Another disadvantage of Grammarly is vagueness. You must make most changes yourself. For many writers, this can be too much.

Grammarly makes suggestions, but you need to implement them yourself. But what if you’re overwhelmed? What if you’re limited on time? Grammarly requires some knowledge on your part.

If you’re confused by grammar, automation does not always help. You end up doing additional work yourself. 

In contrast, a service like PaperBlazer does most of the edits for you. Our human editors can “know” what you mean and then implements for you. Of course, some review might be required, but in comparison, PaperBlazer saves you time.

#5 Disadvantage: Mistakes

Grammarly makes mistakes. Computers err and “have a mind of their own.” Don’t take our word for it.  As one writer explained:

It sometimes gets fairly simple things wrong. On several occasions, for instance, I’ve written a grammatically correct phrase which Grammarly then wants to “correct” into nonsense.

Take this sentence:

This was, I decided, my house. I couldn’t trust this to anyone else: I searched its every nook and cranny by myself.

Stilted? No doubt. Incorrect? Well, you tell me. If you run it by Grammarly at the moment, the software will suggest a revision to “I searched it is every nook and cranny […]”.

If you’re tired of using Grammarly, try an alternative. 

PaperBlazer provides you with a real editor.  When you order, we make corrections for you. (Some comments/marks will need to be reviewed by you, such as if we cannot determine the meaning, but we do most of the heavy lifting.)

We avoid complicated terminology to make things simple. Best of all, we do not automate changes, but carefully review each document. This makes a huge difference. As real editors, we do not get confused by simple sentences (like the above example).

Get started today by clicking “Order Now.” We’ll return an edited document in hours — saving you time, effort, and money.

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