Microsoft Word comes with a powerful grammar checker, but many of its advanced grammar detection features are disabled by default. Grammar is popular, but you do not need to add grammar control to Word. Words in themselves contain a free alternative to grammatical.
The grammar check is included in all modern versions of Microsoft Word, including Word for Office 365, Word 2019 and Word 2016. It also gets better: Microsoft just announced a more powerful AI-based grammar check will come to Office Insiders in June and will be available for all fall 2019.
How to Enhance Word's Grammar Controller
To find Word's grammar check settings, click "File" at the top left of a Microsoft Word window.
Then click on "Options" at the bottom of the left box.
] The "Word Options" window appears. Click "Proof" in the left pane.
Scroll down to "When to correct spelling and grammar in Word" then click "Settings."
The "Grammar Settings" window appears. The grammar check in Word is enabled by default, as are many of these options here. However, you will notice that many alternatives to the bottom are not activated. For example, you can enable options to get Word to control things like passive voice, jargon, shared infinitive, and even some more specific refinements.
For example, there is a "Resume" section with rules specific to errors that reside in many resumes. We recommend that you do some research on how to write a correct CV, but you can activate these rules and Word will give you a helping hand.
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Select the check box next to all the rules you want to activate and then click "OK" when you
If you ever want to undo your changes and reset Words grammar controller returns to default settings here
Click "OK" again to close the Word option window.
The selected rules are now applied to Word's grammar controls. When Word discovers a grammar error, you see a blue squiggle. You can right-click on it to see suggestions.
If you are curious about which rule, Microsoft's online help page provides a comprehensive list of rules and their features. Specific rules are missing if you use Word 2013 or earlier, but the list of available options is still quite impressive.
Grammarly's grammar check is even stronger than Microsoft Word, and it also works outside Word in any place on the web. But many can do with Word's grammar controller, especially if they activate more of their built-in options.