LanguageTool is a free extension for Chrome that checks and corrects English text. The function is useful for those who are learning the language and want to avoid spelling mistakes. After being installed, the broker works integrated with the text field of any website, highlighting the words that may be wrong with suggestions for correction.
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In the following tutorial, learn how to install and use the LanguageTool extension in Chrome. The procedure was performed in the browser version for macOS, but the tips also apply to users of Windows PCs.
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Step 1. Access the LanguageTool extension download page. Press the "Use in Chrome" button and confirm the installation in "Add extension";
Install the extension on your computer Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. After installing the extension, a privacy alert will be displayed on the screen. Press the "Ok, got it" button to close;
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Step 3. From now on, whenever you write an English text, the LanguageTool extension will check it automatically, highlighting the wrong words. The tool underlines in yellow terms inappropriate according to context, and in red it marks those with incorrect spelling;
Extensive underlines the wrong words Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. Click on a word to view the correction suggestions. You can choose the correct word by clicking on it or add the term to your personal dictionary;
Correcting a specific word Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 5. Click on the number of errors, in the lower right corner of the text field, to see a list of all errors and suggestions for correction. There, you can also change the language, which by default is set to United States English.
Viewing wrong word list Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Ready! Take advantage of the tips for correctly writing English text in Chrome with the extensive LanguageTool.