Your Grammar Letting You Down?
can hold you back. Poor grammar and punctuation will make a bad impression
on employers and customers.
Computers can check only obvious grammar errors and are insensitive
to style and tone, which is why large companies employ marketing and
Our fast, accurate grammar-check will ensure that your documents are
error-free and professional. We will correct inaccuracies, answer your
grammar questions and redraft your documents. It means an end to worries
not simply rely on the grammar checker built into some word-processing
software can highlight sentences with gross errors, such as a missing
verb or obviously faulty punctuation. However, there is no substitute
for a discriminating proofreader who not only understands the principles
of grammar but is also sensitive to the subtleties of style.
Style is not just about being correct or incorrect; it is to do with
judgement and being sensitive to the tone appropriate to your target
Check Your Grammar provides a one-to-one personal service, which ensures
that the meaning on the paper matches what you really want to convey.
Grammar-checkers cannot identify:
register and degree of formality
difficulties with sentence variety
conventions involving italics and underlining
shifts in point of view
shifts in mood and voice
inference and subtext
Grammar-checkers often miss these grammar points:
inconsistent use of tenses
dangling participles and modifiers
problems with gerunds and infinitives
difficulties with co-ordination and subordination
confusion between adverbs and adjectives
difficulties with conditional sentences
difficulties with the subjunctive mood
details of punctuation e.g. the use of commas, semi-colons, quotation
marks and apostrophes
I am Neil McCutcheon,
founder of Check
Your Grammar, and a graduate of the University of St Andrews,
Scotland. I have worked for many years, both in the UK and overseas,
as a school teacher, trainer and adult education lecturer. In 2001,
I completed the Trinity Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers
of Other Languages.
I have always been interested in the development of English as a global
language. I believe that, in the current climate of rich linguistic
diversity, the conventions of standard written English continue to be
important to many employers, customers and academics.
I established Check Your Grammar to advise and support speakers of
English, whatever their linguistic or educational background, so that
they can make the most of the opportunities that are open to careful,