Grammarly Review 2017 with Exclusive 25% OFF Discount Offer!

I understand:

Inefficiency in English grammar is affecting your success in speaking, reading and writing more than you might realize.

I have a 'quickest solution' (online tool) by which you can learn the grammar rules you absolutely need to know to immediately improve your writing.

One more thing…

… you can easily correct over 250 types of your grammatical errors instantly.

What’s the tool? Do you want to know?

It’s called Grammarly and it checks your grammar.

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Since the tool is so awesome, I thought of writing a review of Grammarly.

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In this Grammarly review, we are going to see the step-by-step guide on how to use this English grammar checker tool to find all the silly grammatical errors in your articles and correct them.


What is Grammarly?

Grammarly, as the site claim, is the World's Best Online Grammar Checker Tool that proofreads your content.

Within minutes, it gives you a list of all the errors in your article.

These errors might be silly grammar mistakes like using “this” instead of “these” or forgetting to add punctuation marks where needed.

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It also offers you a vocabulary enhancement tool as well as plagiarism checker.

According to WikiPedia, Grammarly is a writing enhancement platform. Its proofreading and plagiarism detection resources check for a writer's adherence to more than 250 grammar rules.


Grammarly Review: How to Use Grammarly?

The best thing about Grammarly is that it offers both free as well as premium plans.

If you don’t want to pay for the service, then you can sign up for the free plan, download the browser extension (available for Chrome, Mozilla, and Safari) and correct all your grammatical errors.

Because the service offers you a browser extension, you will find it extremely easy to find and fix the errors on any website with the tool.

The extension works if you are updating your Facebook status, tweeting something, writing articles, or anything related to writing some content.

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The Grammarly extension will scan your content and show you all the errors that need to be corrected.

Let’s see how it works!

1. Using the Extension (Download for free)

Even if you are using the free plan of the application, you will be able to download and install the browser extension (available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari) so you can work with it.

In the screenshot below, you can see that I have written a few words in my WordPress post editor area.

When you have the extension installed, it will continuously scan the words and show the number of errors in the bottom-right corner of the editor. 

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When you hover over that number, you will see a slide-in showing you the critical issues and advanced issues that need to be corrected.

If you don’t see any errors then you have no grammatical errors in your content, but if you see something like this, then click on the “Correct” button and a pop-up will open in your browser.

grammarly live editor

As you can see in the screenshot above, your complete content is visible on the left with the errors underlined, and the correct answers are on the right.

One amazing thing about Grammarly is that it doesn’t just rectify your grammar errors like spelling or punctuation mistakes but also shows you if you have used passive voice in a sentence and whether it needs to be changed to active voice. I must say, it's the best sentence checker tool.

Now all you have to do is click on the correct words on the right side, and the errors will be replaced with the correct version.

It doesn’t just work with WordPress but with all other websites where you have to write content.

For example, when I am writing a status on Facebook, it will scan and show me the mistakes there as well.

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2. Using the Web Version of Grammarly

Using the browser extension is extremely simple and saves you a lot of time because the scanning process happens in real-time, but there are times when you might not be able to use the extension.

For example, if you are an article writer and you give the articles to your clients in Word file or some other format, or if you are a student who write a lot of essays, then you will have to make sure that your copy is grammatically correct.

At such a moment, you will need a web interface for Grammarly to check for the errors.

So, here’s how you can find grammatical errors and proofread the article.

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Create your account with Grammarly. You can go with the free version of the tool.

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Once you have created your account, login to your dashboard, and you will see something like this.

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You can either upload your entire document by clicking on the Upload button or click on the New button to copy and paste your content.

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Once you have uploaded or copied your entire article in the editor area, this grammar checker tool will proofread it completely to find any errors.

The below image shows some errors when I copy-pasted some paragraphs in the editor.

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Now you simply need to click on the correct words on the right side and they will replace the errors and proofread the article.

By following the above steps, you will make sure that your article or any other type of content is error-free by proofreading it with this grammar and spelling checker tool.

3. Using Grammarly Add-In for Microsoft Products

Another amazing way to use this grammar corrector is to download the Microsoft Add-In for Word and Outlook.

When you log in to your account for the first time, you will see a notification like the image below to download the Microsoft Add-In.

grammarly add in microsoft word

Note: The Microsoft Add-In works only if you have a premium version of the tool. If you have free version, then you won’t be able to use it.

Download the Add-In setup file on your computer and install it like you install any other software or follow these steps:

  1. Double-click on the setup file. (.exe file)
  2. Then select both Microsoft Word and Outlook and click on Install.
  3. Once the add-in is installed, log in using your Grammarly account credentials (email and password) to activate the add-in.
  4. Open Microsoft Word or Outlook and you will see Grammarly option in the Menu bar.
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Next, you need to enable the Grammarly feature in your Word or Outlook document, and it will start showing you all the grammatical errors, punctuation mistakes, etc.

It will also show you some redundant words that can be removed from the article, or you can just ignore them and keep those words.

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Other Important Features of Grammarly

Grammarly is not just a tool to proofread the article and check for any grammatical mistakes, but it is much more than that because it gives you the ability to make sure that your article is perfect.

Note: These additional features are a part of the premium plan and are not included in the free one!

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Vocabulary Enhancement

A feature that I really like is the Vocabulary enhancement feature.

What this feature does it scan the article and find the words that are repeated again and again.

It will then suggest different words with the same meaning. You can replace these words with the suggested words.

You can enable Vocabulary Enhancement feature from the left-hand sidebar.

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Plagiarism Checker

The next amazing feature Grammarly offers is plagiarism detection.

I already told you that if you are an article writer, then you need this tool to proofread your content, but what if you hire writers?

When you are the client who purchases the articles from other writers, you will need a tool to check if the articles are original or copied.

Grammarly offers the Plagiarism Checker tool that you can also enable from the left-hand sidebar.

When you enable it, the tool will scan the complete article and compare it with its database of 8 billion pages to show you if it is original or not. 

grammarly plagiarism checker

As you can see in the screenshot above, it shows that the article is unoriginal because I have used the text from an already published page.


Grammarly – Free vs. Premium Version

As I already said, Grammarly offers you two different packages. One is the free version, and the other one is a premium version that comes with additional features.

When you first sign up with Grammarly, it will ask you if you want to continue using the free version or upgrade to premium one.

With the Free version, you get a tool that will check for 100 points of grammar, contextual spelling, and punctuation errors.

Though it is free, it will work anywhere on the web as long as you use the Google Chrome, Mozilla or Safari browser with the extension installed.

grammarly free vs premium

If you are an article writer and your work only involves writing articles, then the free version might be perfect for you.

However, if you get articles from different writers, then you might want to upgrade your account to a premium one because it comes with additional features like vocabulary enhancement and plagiarism detection.

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My Personal Experience With Grammarly


To be true when I started blogging 7 years ago, people told me to use Microsoft Office so as to write error-free articles.

After using Grammarly the whole scenario has changed, it feels like I no more need Microsoft Word as the work of spelling and common grammar mistakes are corrected by Grammarly itself.

This not only gives me error-free articles but also helps me improve my article writing by a greater margin.

Unlike Microsoft Word, this online grammar checker tool not only points our errors, it also lets us know the type of error made by us in our writing.

I used to concentrate mainly on common grammar mistakes, spelling errors and vocabulary but due to Grammarly, I now got to know about many other errors like Wordiness, Colloquial Speech, Punctuation between and within a clause error and other types of lesser known errors.

The best part is, it even has a Microsoft Word Add-in; which means I don’t have to visit Grammarly website every time I want an error-free article or blog post.

It also provides a desktop software which makes it easier to use. So I can use Grammarly on the web, on my laptop with an internet connection and also alongside Microsoft Word. Isn’t this freaking cool?

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Pros and Cons of Grammarly

Pros:

Grammarly has tons of advantages and is a great tool in itself. There are four main advantages that I’d like to talk about, and they are…

  • Much Better than Microsoft Word – A ton better than Microsoft Word I must say when compared to the Spelling and Grammatical Errors checking done in MS Word.
  • Corrects over 250 types of Spelling, Punctuation Vocabulary and Grammatical Errors.
  • Plagiarism Checker – Checks for text that Google might consider as copied. As Google penalizes blog post containing over 30% of copied content. This helps me when I copy some quotes or official lines from different websites. Microsoft Word misses this feature.
  • Availability – Available as a web app, desktop software and as a Microsoft Office Add-in.

Cons:

There really aren’t any cons regarding its functionality, but there are a couple of things that I know most people using Grammarly may face.

  • Use of Web App Space – Once you log into Grammarly dashboard, its navigation bar and Options Panel is fixed and even a lot of space in the footer is also fixed for no reason at all. This reduces the workspace to some extent.
  • Accessibility: Grammarly is inaccessible offline and users must have an internet connection in order to make the best use of the software.

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Final Words About Grammarly Review

I’d surely recommend Grammarly to every blogger, student, writer as each one of us wants an error-free article.

Grammarly does what it promises; I was blown by the kind of errors that it picks up in an article.

The best part is it even gives us an explanation how something is wrong, why it is wrong and how to correct it. Never saw such an excellent tool in my blogging career.

If you’ve used Grammarly let me know your experience with it. If you use some other sites similar to Grammarly, do let me and others know about it.

Have you ever faced any problems with Grammarly? I’d want to hear it.

Did you like this review of Grammarly? Do leave your valuable thoughts in the comments section.

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 44 comments
Soumyakanti Ray

Hi Ankit bro, as being a newbie blogger I was not aware of this. Your article gave me a good idea to make my articles totally error-free.

After checking your article, I tried Grammarly. I found so many errors in my article. This is truly an awesome tool for all who want to find and correct their Grammatical errors. College students, writers, and even teachers can use Grammarly because it offers plagiarism checker tool too.

Thanks for writing this honest review of Grammarly.

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    Ankit Singla

    Hi Soumyakanti,

    Thanks for your comment and I’m glad to know that you are enjoying Grammarly premium account.

    It checks 250+ errors in no time. I’m agree with you that it is a must have tool for students and teachers. Students can easily make their essays flawless and teachers can easily check them for plagiarism.

    People who face problem in English language must use Grammarly at least once to check how it helps them to find and correct their writing mistakes.

    Thanks for reading this review and commenting.

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Sagar Desai

Hi Ankit,

This an awesome post on Grammarly. Currently I am using Ginger to correct spellings and grammatical mistakes. But it doesn’t help to get rid of plagiarism.
Grammarly could be the better option over Ginger.

I have one confusion. Is grammarly free or paid?

Thanks buddy.

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    Ankit Singla

    Hi Sagar,

    I have been using Grammarly from a long period of time and found it pretty helpful.

    If offers both the plans. You can use Grammarly for FREE which will allow you to check your Grammar mistakes and spelling mistakes.

    If you go with their premium version, you get additional features like vocabulary enhancement and Plagiarism detection. Give it a try and definitely you will love it.

    Best,
    Ankit

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Siva

Hi Ankit,

Good Post.One of the worst things about making these mistakes is that we know better. My hands seem to have a mind of their own sometimes and even as I THINK the right spelling I’m typing the very thing I know is wrong. PS: excuse me if there is grammar mistakes 🙂

To me, I’m unaware if I’m using “on” or “at or “by or “for” wrong! I have to have someone else proofread it to let me know that I’m not saying a phrase right. So for that, what I could do at a moment. Magic of google comes in place and I think most of them use a trick google as personal editor, to speed up editing when we’re stuck and when you can’t find the right way to frame with grammar.

Thanks for your review on “Grammarly”. I will definitely use and let see.

Thanks for sharing this info,

Siva

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    Ankit Singla

    Hi Siva,

    I’m absolutely agree with your point that we all learn from our mistakes. Doing mistakes and then correcting them actually makes us better at every step.

    Using Google as a Grammar checker tool, is no doubt a smart way.

    Thanks for your comment and don’t forget to share your experience of using Grammarly. 😉

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Erik

Hi,

Sounds very interesting.
Would you know if they have a WordPress plugin?

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    Ankit Singla

    They don’t have any plugin but yes they offer a Chrome extension. Adding chrome extension to your browser will enable you to check your content anywhere on the web. Emails, facebook status and comments, etc. It checks your content every time you write something. Isn’t it great 🙂

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Mukesh

Hello Sir can u pls tell me the license of Grammarly per user or pls tell me how much user we can access one time.

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    Ankit Singla

    Hi Mukesh,

    You can use Grammarly unlimited times. There is no limit.

    You can keep using Grammarly free account but in case if you need premium account (which offers more awesome features), you can upgrade your account anytime. 🙂

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Prashanth K

Great review of what Grammarly can do.

Though Grammarly has its share of cons, I loved the way it introduced contextual corrections. For e.g. Grammarly can detect when I write “lonely vacation” instead of “lovely vacation”. For me, the premium version was well worth its price due to the advanced grammar/spell checks, and the plagiarism checker. Though it is no Copyscape, it certainly is good enough for my clients.

The renewal at the normal $139 was a pain, but your 25% Grammarly promo code helped to save huge money.

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    Ankit Singla

    Hi Prashanth,

    Thanks for sharing your real-experience with Grammarly. I’m 100% agree with you.
    Grammarly free account offers nice features but as you are using Grammarly premium account, more advanced features are expected.

    Enjoy with your Grammar checker and ProofReader i.e Grammarly ^_^

    ~ Ankit

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Akhilesh gupta

Hi Ankit,
Grammarly is one of the great tool for error-free article.

The best part is it even gives us an explanation how something is wrong, why it is wrong and how to correct it, therefore give us a chance to learn and not make same mistake again.

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    Ankit Singla

    Hi Akhilesh,

    Thanks for sharing your experience with Grammarly here.

    I’m glad to know that you are making good use of it. 🙂

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Rob

Um…you say in your call to action that Grammerly is Free. It is not Free. Very misleading, and disappointing. I’d suggest you remove that verbiage.

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Serena Brown

Hi Ankit,
I have a question that, seeing as how you have extensively used Grammerly, I feel you could answer. I have had several of my classmates talk of using Grammerly for their dissertation paper. I would like to know if you have an opinion on this type of application for Grammerly. Also, I have “played” around with it some, just uploading bits and pieces of my paper into the website checker. Is Grammerly only available through a login? Or is it available as a installed software? As wifi is becoming ubiquitous, this is not much of a problem. However, I am a little unsure of exactly how it runs in the background. I use, at present, four machines at different times, depending on location, to write. Basically, I need some guidance, if you feel comfortable giving it, in whether Grammerly would fit into these situations. Sorry, but I am new at writing in this arena (dissertation type). I usually write, build and implement laboratory experiences for robotics applications…big difference for me now.

Much Thanks!
Serena Brown

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Bill Folger

Beware of the typical Grammerly internet scam. If you sign up for the free trial, the fine print says they will keep charging you month after month unless you can find the hidden icon to terminate the free month.

I thought they were really better than that. I was wrong about that.

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Prem Chauhan

Hi, Ankit bro,
Thank you so much for giving this idea to us through this I can write my blog error free.

and it is free also then it is a offer for us.

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Mike McHugh

Hi Ankit,

I am a technical writer. Thanks for your review. It appears that you did not use Grammarly to check your review OR Grammarly missed the typo in the following sentence: “our” should be “out”.

Unlike Microsoft Word, Grammarly not only points our errors, it also lets us know the type of error made by us in our writing.
Either way, it seems to me that humans make the best final edits.

Thanks again.

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Rohit Singh

Thanks Ankit for this review I think to improve the quality of our blog post we must check the grammar mistakes on our articles so that It sounds Good when our readers are reading our content.

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Mark McKnight

I read through your article and the first question that came to my mind was – Is Grammarly really 10 times better than using the grammar checker in word processing software like MS Word? Have you tested it? I quite like the idea of it, especially with how Google ranks quality writing at the moment.

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Swapnil Jagtap

Hey Ankit, thanks for the post related to grammar. I am also weak in grammar, i will try to use the tools you provided in the post. I was really not aware that such tools are also there.

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salek ahmed

I’m not good at English. That’s why i make some silly mistake in my blog post. I was publishing post without checking grammatically errors. But now i will get it from this post. Thanks Ankit bro !!!!

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Vikas Singh

Very nice article. I would like to add some value. Recently I came across an information that Grammarly
is not mobile friendly. I am in touch with their product support for the same.

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Naman Kumar

Hi sir,
Grammarly is seriously a good grammar checker tool.
It helps writers a lot.
It is one of the best tool for writers and students.
Thanks for sharing.

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Karthik Linga

Thanks for your review about Grammarly ! I am too using the grammarly checker tool for my english content. But i haven’t used this tool in my MS word software. You given a great idea grammarly vs MS word. So now i have learnt a new things from you !!

Thanks for sharing !!

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Deepanker Verma

This is really a nice tool. While writing, I used to do silly mistakes. Bad thing was that I couldn’t spot those errors even after reading by myself. But this tool instantly point out the errors and helps me in writing error free. 🙂

Very informative and detailed post ,

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Suresh Kumar

Awesome review on Grammarly. I have been using Grammarly since 2015 and I can say it is awesome tool for the people who want to learn and improve their English Grammar and Vocabulary.

Thanks for this Review.

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sachin nayi

Well, i m using Grammarly form last three month now, and it works pretty well for me. If you need grammarly for free, then I arrange a giveaway on my blog so join it and get free Grammarly Premium Account With Lifetime Validity

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Himadri Saha

A nice review of Grammarly Ankit. Grammarly is a must use tool for all those whose first language is not English. I use Grammarly premium account and I am getting a lot of advantage from Grammarly. Grammarly not only finds out the error but also lets you know the reason of our error. It lets you think which should be the correct one. Which helps you learn about the error and this is less likely that you will make the same mistake again.

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T Smith

Hi, Thanks for an excellent review! I thought you’d like to know that at one point you say, ‘I must say, it’s a best sentence checker tool.’ When you’re talking about the ‘best’ of something – in English we say ‘it’s the best’ instead of ‘it’s a best’. One thing is ‘the best’. If instead you meant to say there are other tools that are equally as good as Grammerly you could say, ‘one of the best’ which means there are more than just one best tool. Thanks again for well done review.

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Saikal

Hello. Very good post actually. I found this program very useful, especially for non-English speakers who is writing research in English.
Also I heard about program Turnitin, similar to Grammarly, do you have any idea about it?

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Muhammad Rizwan

Grammarly is a best proofreading tool, no doubt. I am also using it to write error-free articles. But one thing you mentioned in your review that its native app work without the internet is wrong. So, correct it.

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Bruce

Hi Ankit, is there any way to use Grammaly premium account for free? I badly need it.

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    Ankit Singla

    Hi Bruce,

    You can use Grammarly free version but for premium version, you have to pay the amount. You can use our exclusive Grammarly discount promo code to save 25%. Get it from here.

    Thanks,
    Ankit

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Marlene

I love Grammarly but my work, other than emails, is 100% with Google docs. It doesn’t work with Google docs so that should go under the “Con” list.

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Aravind M

I’m a Grammarly premium user. 80℅ of my writing happens from my mobile or iPad. The lack of a mobile application and support for mobile sites is affecting my productivity.

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Abhishek Nale

Thanks, Ankit bro for this great post.
The tool is already known because of Youtube advertising but never used.

Now, I am going use it.Thanks.

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CW

Mr. Singla – Thank you so much for this review! Yours was the only one that explained Grammarly is actually free and not a free-trial. I am planning to avail this option to my English students and wanted to be sure it was something they could use for more than a few weeks! Thanks! (:

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