VirtualWritingTutor is a 100% free grammar checker that finds common spelling and grammar errors in English for learners of English as a Second Language.
When you submit a text, the system looks for common ESL errors and returns suggestions and links to free online practice activities to help you eliminate similar errors from your writing forevermore. If you become a member, you can save your texts to your profile page. The system keeps track of your most common errors for you. More Info »
This website is 100% free, ad-free and spam free. It is a research project run by Nicholas Walker, an ESL teacher and Applied Linguist working at a French language college in Montreal, Canada. Development and hosting are funded by Bokomaru Publications, a small ESL publishing company. There are a few ESL materials teachers can order from Bokomaru Publications at BokomaruPublications.com. Bokomaru does not market its products to students. You will never receive an email from them unless you ask for one.
Most of the error detection rules are written to catch errors made by French-speaking ESL college students writing narratives in English. You can suggest errors and alert the developer of any false alarms you receive. The forms send anonymous emails to the developer. You can usually find out the status of your suggestion on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Virtualwritingtutor .
You can help by clicking "like" buttons, sharing the website on social media, and by leaving comments.