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Microsoft takes on Grammarly with AI-based grammar suggestions in Word

Oh, word.

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If you write content online, you are almost assuredly familiar with the God-send that is Grammarly. For the ill-informed, Grammarly is a tool that makes sure your written content is not only spelled correctly but also makes sure your grammar is impeccable and that you are using the correct sentence structures in your writing.

Now, Microsoft is looking to enter that market (sort of) with Ideas for Word. The AI-powered service will feature a plethora of tools to make sure your words are the best they can be, while also offering some things not available with Grammarly.

Ideas for Word will call the online version of Microsoft Word home

It will bring with it spellchecking (duh), but will also make sure your sentence structure is on point and that the flow is correct. It will also help with conciseness, making sure your sentences aren’t overly wordy.

In addition to the features above, Ideas will utilize machine learning to analyze your writing and give estimated reading times, while also extracting key points so you can get a more holistic view of your body of work.

A test version of Ideas for Word will arrive in June. This announcement comes alongside other things Microsoft is working on, including updates to Edge and virtual agents powered by machine learning.

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