How to Improve Microsoft Word’s Grammar Checker


Many don’t know how powerful Microsoft Word’s Grammar Checker is. The problem with it is that many of its advanced grammar detection features are disabled by default. A lot of people just use the Add-in Grammarly to help ensure their Grammar is properly checked. But Microsoft Word’s Grammar Checker is a good alternative to Grammarly, it is free and is just as effective. On this post, we would be discussing how to improve Microsoft Word’s Grammar Checker. The grammar checker is part of all modern versions of Microsoft Word, including Word for Office 365, Word 2019, and Word 2016.

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How to Boost Microsoft Word’s Grammar Checker

  1. First, you need to find Microsoft Word’s grammar checker setting, to do this click “File” at the top left corner of a Microsoft Word window.
  2. Then, click “Options” at the bottom of the left-hand pane.
  3. The “Word Options” window will appear. Click “Proofing” in the left pane.
  4. Then scroll down to the “When correcting spelling and grammar in Word” section and then click “Settings.”
  5. Next, the “Grammar Settings” window will appear. The grammar checker in Word is enabled by default. But, you’ll notice that there a lot of options towards the bottom that isn’t enabled. For example, you can turn on options to have Word check for things like passive voice, split infinitives, jargon and others.
  6. Tick the checkbox next to any rules you want to enable and then click “OK”.
  7. If you ever want to undo your changes and reset Word’s grammar checker back to its default settings, return here and click “Reset All.”
  8. Click “OK” once more to close Word’s options window.


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