Grammarly proofreads Edward Lear’s nonsense rhymes
We tested Grammarly’s Premium version using five nonsense rhymes by Edward Lear. The settings for this test were randomly selected.
Intent: To convince and to tell a story
Grammarly found three mistakes:
- an unnecessary comma after “rain” (suggests removing it)
- a tautological use of the adjective “own” (suggests removing it)
- an unnecessary use of an ellipsis at the very end (suggests removing that too)
Grammarly failed to identify that all four sentences are sentence fragments.
It had no problem with the capitalization of random nouns and adjectives.
It also failed to spot the spelling mistake in the fifth row (“sate” instead of “sat”).
Grammarly likewise did not mind the nonsense contents and nonsensical words (invented by Lear himself), such as “runcible” and “dolomphious” (perhaps, simply because they were capitalized).
Text used in the experiment: Edward Lear’s “Twenty-Six Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures“, Edward Lear Homepage (2012).