How many times have you thought of two ways to say the same thing, but couldn't decide which one was better?
This is a very simple tool to use. All you need do do is type in two choices, and you will get an answer indicating which choice is the best one. For example, if you look at the sample above, you can see that the expression "What's going on?" is much more commonly used that "What's happening?"
One bonus is that when you type in your two choices, you will also get a series of examples of how each of the expressions is used, or if they are used at all.
For example, why don't you try comparing " I don't know" with "I have no idea," or
"I have no idea" with " that doesn't ring a bell."
PHRAS.IN is not really meant to be a grammar checker, but would be useful for any of you who are struggling with language expression problems (see my post of April 15th) phrasal verbs , idiomatic expressions or collocations - words that generally go together like commit a crime, or make a mistake.
It is also a useful tool to help you correct or deal with common errors or expressions that your teachers have marked on your previous written assignments.
Try it out and let me know what you think in the comment box below.