Replace Grammarly Premium with OpenAI ChatGPT

How to use OpenAI’s ChatGPT to replace Grammarly Premium

Sung Kim
Geek Culture

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I love Grammarly! It improved my writing exponentially by correcting my spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes as I type and suggesting recommendations. I want to upgrade to Grammarly Premium to unlock more features, but I cannot see myself paying $30 per month for the service.

So, I have decided to check if I can use OpenAI ChatGPT to get the same features as offered by Grammarly Premium. Please note that I have never upgraded my Grammarly Free account to Grammarly Premium. This article was written based on my research, not actual experiences with Grammarly Premium.

I have divided this article into the following sections:

  • Grammar
  • Report
  • Readability
  • Tone
  • Intent
  • Audience
  • Style
  • Emotion
  • Domain
  • Plagiarism and Citations

Original Text

I wrote the following paragraph a few years back. I will be using the following paragraph as a before paragraph to check out OpenAI ChatGPT:

It took more than 19 years for Apple to release a major new version of macOS. Last time Apple released a major version of macOS was all the way back in March 2001 when they released macOS X 10. This is really big deal. Developing a good software without major bugs (I like to say unexpected features) is really hard, but developing a good software with more than million lines of code that requires 100s or 1000s of developers without major bugs is impossible where everyday feels like gladiatorial pit of warring teams where only the fittest survive.

Grammar

Prompt: Can you check the following paragraph, which is enclosed by a double quote for grammar mistakes, and provide a revised paragraph — “It took more than 19 years for Apple to release a major new version of macOS. Last time Apple released a major version of macOS was all the way back in March 2001 when they released macOS X 10. This is really big deal. Developing a good software without major bugs (I like to say unexpected features) is really hard, but developing a good software with more than million lines of code that requires 100s or 1000s of developers without major bugs is impossible where everyday feels like gladiatorial pit of warring teams where only the fittest survive.”

ChatGPT:

“It took Apple more than 19 years to release a major new version of macOS. The last time Apple released a major version of macOS was in March 2001 when they released macOS X 10. This is a really big deal. Developing good software without major bugs (I like to call them unexpected features) is already challenging, but developing good software with over a million lines of code that requires hundreds or thousands of developers without major bugs is nearly impossible. It’s like a gladiatorial pit of warring teams where only the fittest survive on a daily basis.”

Prompt: Can you explain what grammar mistakes you have corrected, including an explanation of the rule in question?

ChatGPT:

  • I corrected the verb tense of “took” from past tense to present tense, as the sentence is discussing a current event (Apple’s release of a new version of macOS).
  • I added the article “a” before “major new version” for clarity and grammatical correctness.
  • I corrected the verb tense of “was” to past tense to match the verb tense of “released” in the same clause.
  • I changed “developing a good software” to “developing good software” for subject-verb agreement. “Software” is singular, so the verb should also be singular.
  • I added the article “the” before “last time” for clarity.
  • I added “over” before “a million” for clarity and grammatical correctness.
  • I corrected the verb tense of “requires” to present tense to match the verb tense of “is” in the same clause.
  • I changed “where” to “it’s like” for better sentence structure and clarity.
  • I added the article “a” before “gladiatorial pit” for grammatical correctness.

Report

Prompt: Can you provide a report on the paragraph? The report should include document statistics, vocabulary statistics, readability score, tone type (available options are Formal, Informal, Optimistic, Worried, Friendly, Curious, Assertive, Encouraging, Surprised, or Cooperative), intent type (available options are Inform, Describe, Convince, or Tell A Story), audience type (available options are General, Knowledgeable, or Expert), style type (available options are Formal or Informal), emotion type (available options are Mild or Strong), and domain type (available options are General, Academic, Business, Technical, Creative, or Casual).

ChatGPT:

Readability

Per Report, the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level is 11.47. The grade level ranges from 0 to 18 where the preferred grade level is around 8.

Prompt: Can you change the paragraph to the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score of 6 and provide a revised score?

ChatGPT:

Revised paragraph: “It took Apple over 19 years to release a new version of macOS. The last major version of macOS was released in March 2001, called macOS X 10. This is a significant event. Creating good software without significant bugs is already difficult, but creating software with over a million lines of code that needs hundreds or thousands of developers without significant bugs is almost impossible. It’s like a pit of fighting teams where only the strongest survive every day.”

Revised document statistics:

  • Length: 3 sentences
  • Word count: 81 words
  • Average sentence length: 27 words

Revised vocabulary statistics:

  • Number of unique words: 35
  • Percentage of unique words: 43.21%
  • Number of complex words: 6
  • Percentage of complex words: 7.41%

Revised readability score:

  • Flesch-Kincaid reading ease: 69.65
  • Grade level: 6

Tone

Per the Report, the tone of the paragraph is Formal. The available options are Formal, Informal, Optimistic, Worried, Friendly, Curious, Assertive, Encouraging, Surprised, or Cooperative.

Prompt: Can you change the tone of the paragraph to “Optimistic”?

ChatGPT:

Revised paragraph: “It’s been over 19 years since Apple released a major new version of macOS, and now it’s finally here! The last major version, macOS X 10, was released way back in March 2001. This is a big deal, and we’re excited to see what Apple has in store for us. Developing good software without major bugs (we like to call them unexpected features) is always a challenge, but developing good software with over a million lines of code that requires hundreds or thousands of developers without major bugs is almost impossible. It’s like a gladiatorial pit of warring teams where only the fittest survive on a daily basis, but we have faith that Apple’s team can rise to the challenge and deliver an amazing product.”

Tone type: Optimistic

Intent

Per the Report, the intent of the paragraph is Describe. The available options are Inform, Describe, Convince, or Tell A Story.

Prompt: Can you change the intent of the paragraph to “Tell A Story”?

ChatGPT:

Revised paragraph: “It was a long wait for Apple fans, as it took the company more than 19 years to release a major new version of macOS. The last time Apple released a major version of macOS was way back in March 2001 when they released macOS X 10. This momentous occasion was not without its challenges. Creating good software is already a difficult task, but imagine the difficulty of creating software with over a million lines of code that requires hundreds or thousands of developers, all while avoiding major bugs. It was like a gladiatorial pit of warring teams, where only the fittest survived on a daily basis.”

Intent type: Tell A Story

Audience

Per the Report, the audience type of the paragraph is General. The available options are General, Knowledgeable, or Expert.

Prompt: Can you change the audience of the paragraph to “Expert”?

ChatGPT:

Revised paragraph: “It took Apple more than 19 years to release a major new version of macOS. The last time Apple released a major version of macOS was in March 2001 when they released macOS X 10. This is a momentous occasion for the tech industry. Developing high quality software without significant defects is already a challenge, but developing software with over a million lines of code that requires hundreds or thousands of developers without significant defects is nearly impossible. It’s akin to a gladiatorial pit of warring teams where only the fittest survive on a daily basis.”

Revised document statistics:

  • Length: 3 sentences
  • Word count: 89 words
  • Average sentence length: 29.67 words

Revised vocabulary statistics:

  • Number of unique words: 41
  • Percentage of unique words: 46.07%
  • Number of complex words: 8
  • Percentage of complex words: 8.99%

Revised readability score:

  • Flesch-Kincaid reading ease: 45.78
  • Grade level: 11.33

Revised audience type: Expert

Style

Per the Report, the style type of the paragraph is Formal. The available options are Formal or Informal.

Prompt: Can you change the style of the paragraph to “Informal”?

ChatGPT:

Informal version of the paragraph: “So it took Apple like 19 years to finally release a major new version of macOS, right? The last time they did that was back in March 2001 with macOS X 10. Crazy, huh? I mean, it’s tough enough to develop good software without major bugs, but trying to do that with over a million lines of code and hundreds or thousands of developers without major bugs is like, impossible. It’s like a warzone out there, with only the strongest teams surviving on a daily basis.”

Emotion

Per the Report, the emotion type of the paragraph is Mild. The available options are Mild or Strong.

Prompt: Can you change the emotion of the paragraph to “Strong”?

ChatGPT:

Revised paragraph: “It took Apple more than 19 years to release a major new version of macOS. The last time Apple released a major version of macOS was in March 2001 when they released macOS X 10. This is an absolutely massive deal. Developing good software without major bugs (I like to call them unexpected features) is already challenging, but developing good software with over a million lines of code that requires hundreds or thousands of developers without major bugs is nearly impossible. It’s like a gladiatorial pit of warring teams where only the fittest survive on a daily basis. I can’t even imagine the stress and pressure that must come with this kind of work.”

Revised document statistics:

  • Length: 4 sentences
  • Word count: 113 words
  • Average sentence length: 28.25 words

Revised vocabulary statistics:

  • Number of unique words: 51
  • Percentage of unique words: 45.13%
  • Number of complex words: 8
  • Percentage of complex words: 7.08%

Revised readability score:

  • Flesch-Kincaid reading ease: 48.71
  • Grade level: 10.86

Revised tone type: Formal

Revised intent type: Describe

Revised audience type: General

Revised style type: Formal

Revised emotion type: Strong

Revised domain type: General

Domain

Per the Report, the domain type of the paragraph is General. The available options are General, Academic, Business, Technical, Creative, or Casual.

Prompt: Can you change the domain of the paragraph to “Academic”?

ChatGPT:

Revised paragraph: “It took Apple more than 19 years to release a major new version of macOS. The last time Apple released a major version of macOS was in March 2001 when they released macOS X 10. This is a significant event in the field of computer science and information technology. Developing good software without major bugs (I like to call them unexpected features) is already a challenging task, but developing good software with over a million lines of code that requires hundreds or thousands of developers without major bugs is nearly impossible. It’s like a gladiatorial pit of warring teams where only the fittest survive on a daily basis in the realm of software development.”

Revised document statistics:

  • Length: 3 sentences
  • Word count: 88 words
  • Average sentence length: 29.33 words

Revised vocabulary statistics:

  • Number of unique words: 41
  • Percentage of unique words: 46.59%
  • Number of complex words: 7
  • Percentage of complex words: 7.95%

Revised readability score:

  • Flesch-Kincaid reading ease: 46.52
  • Grade level: 11.47

Domain type: Academic

Plagiarism and Citations

Prompt: Can you check the paragraph for plagiarism?

ChatGPT:

I apologize, but I am not able to check for plagiarism as it goes beyond my capabilities as a language AI model. Checking for plagiarism requires access to a database of texts to compare against and the ability to analyze the similarities and differences between texts.

Prompt: Can you help with the citation for the paragraph?

ChatGPT:

It is not possible to provide a citation for the given paragraph as it is not sourced from any specific publication or source. In order to properly cite the information, a source must be identified and the appropriate citation style followed.

With the exception of plagiarism and citations (which makes sense because ChatGPT does not have access to the Internet), you can use ChatGPT to replace Grammarly Premium. If ChatGPT remains free for use in the foreseeable future, this will be very disruptive to Grammarly.

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Sung Kim
Geek Culture

A business analyst at heart who dabbles in ai engineering, machine learning, data science, and data engineering. threads: @sung.kim.mw