By Kelvin Tan, Editor for Men’s Health Singapore
While no one likes a grammar Nazi, the fact is bad grammar and misspelt words on work emails has the ability to distract readers from what you’re sending across.
Google Docs is finally getting a grammar-checking feature that will be able to identify mixed-up words (like affect and effect), incorrect tenses, improper uses of commas and clauses, and other English faux-pas that most of us tend to make at some point of time or another. How are the tech-whizzes doing it? Apparently, they’re translating us- using the same algorithms that help translate between multiple languages.
So instead of translating your text from German to English, it’ll be translating our bad grammar and spelling into grammatically correct English.
However, this function isn’t going to kick in right away, so take your time to log into GSuite. It’s coming out first for business users, and your company’s administrator has to enable it- that’s something that can be done now. Google said it’ll roll out to other users “in the coming weeks.”
In addition, it’s also going to enable it’s Smart Compose feature for business customers- which helps autocomplete entire sentences based on the context of your email.
Fingers crossed we’ll get to the point we can stop checking work emails during leave and holidays?