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New Grammar tools added to Edge Canary

Microsoft has added Grammar tools to Edge Canary in the latest update.
(Edge Canary is the Insider version of Edge that is updated daily.)

Enter immersive reader

To access the Grammar tools, open a webpage (which has enough text) and enter the immersive reader, by clicking on the Enter immersive reader icon.

Click on the Grammar tools tab

This will display the page content in the immersive reader mode. Here, you will see the newly added Grammar tools tab. Clicking on the Grammar tools tab, allows you to choose to highlight different parts of speech on the page, like the nouns, verbs, adjectives, and you can show their labels. You can also highlight the syllables.

Grammar tools tab - in Edge Canary

Text Preferences

You can change the text size to make it easier to read, by adjusting the controls via the Text preferences tab.

Text preferences tab in Edge Canary

You can also change the theme of the page more to your liking.

Adjust page theme (color)

The Canary Channel of Edge is updated daily, so you can get quick access to the latest functions and features. You can also download and use the Dev Channel which is updated weekly, or the Beta Channel which gets a major update every six weeks.

The latest version of Edge Canary was Version 82.0.453.0., as of this writing.
You can get it here: Insider versions of Edge

Edge Canary Version

Thoughts

I’m an English teacher in Japan, and I like to use a Windows device in the classroom. I hope to see more new grammar tools added to Edge Canary soon. They can benefit many a student and teacher. To be able to translate words into your chosen language simply by hovering over them, would be a great learning tool. This would be very convenient when teaching English on Skype where you are both reading the same material.

I use Edge as my primary browser, therefore, I look forward to seeing how more advanced these grammar tools become.

How about you? Are you likely to use these grammar tools? Do you use Edge or a different browser? Leave a comment, and let us know. Thanks for reading.


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