Check your spelling & grammar in Google Docs

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You can check your spelling and grammar in Google Docs, then accept or ignore the corrections. 

Spelling and grammar suggestions are available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian.

Check spelling & grammar

You can check your spelling and grammar, then accept or ignore the corrections. 

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. In the top left, click Spell Check Spell check. A box will open in the top right corner.
    • To use a suggestion, click Change.
    • To ignore a suggestion, click Ignore.
    • To accept or ignore all suggestions, click More More  and then Accept all or Ignore all.

If you have spelling and grammar suggestions turned on, misspelled words are underlined in red, and grammar suggestions are underlined in blue. Learn how to turn suggestions on or off

To quickly accept or ignore the corrections: 

  • Press Tab to accept the suggestion.
  • Right-click the red or blue underline. 
    • To accept the suggestion, click the edited word. 
    • To ignore the suggestion, click Ignore.
    • To report an incorrect suggestion, click Feedback on suggestion.
Add a word to your spelling suggestions dictionary

You can add words to the dictionary so Docs doesn't identify them as misspelled.

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. In the top left, click Spell Check Spell check. A box will open in the top right corner.
  3. To add a word that appears in the spell checker to the dictionary, click Add to dictionary.
Remove a word from your dictionary

You can remove a word from your dictionary.

  1. Open the document in Google Docs.
  2. Right-click the word.
  3. Select Remove from personal dictionary.

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