Meet Google Verb: The New Intelligent Proofreader

Philip Ogley
3 min readApr 20, 2022

Struggling with that post you want to go viral? But held back by your awful grammar. Exhausted by the constant need for metaphor and cliché. Confused by hyphenation. Or simply confounded over where to put a comma?

We can help.

At Google Verb we go where other grammar checkers don’t. Because we understand grammar.

We understand that it’s perfectly OK to put Because, or When, or So, at the front of a sentence without being told there might be a conflict, or a missing fragment.

We also understand that repetition is a rhetorical device and shouldn’t be highlighted as lazy or clumsy.


We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!”

Would they complain to Mr. Churchill that: It looks like you have three successive sentences beginning with the same word. Perhaps reword it, or use a thesaurus to find a synonym.

Of course not. Neither would we.

And we certainly wouldn’t keep constantly advising you to write everything in the active voice. We believe the passive voice is an integral part of the English language, and we intend to keep it like that.

So get Google Verb — Why use anything else?

But wait! Should there really be a question mark in the above sentence? Or is it a rhetorical question? Or a statement. Or is your Grammar checker just going to put a question mark after every what, why, who and how?

This is why, at Google Verb, we believe the decision should be left to you.

Where other grammar checkers tell you to put in a question mark, we leave that important decision up to you.

It’s called free will. It’s called having a brain as well as a conscience. And we refuse to let grammar checkers destroy your work with meaningless coloured lines advising you that:




Philip Ogley

21st century content creator