How do I enable grammar check on Mac?

Answered by Tom Adger

To enable grammar check on Mac, follow these simple steps:

1. Open a document in the application you want to check the grammar in, such as Pages, TextEdit, or Microsoft Word.

2. In the top menu, click on “Edit” and then select “Spelling and Grammar” from the drop-down menu. A small window will appear with your text.

3. To check both spelling and grammar, ensure that “Check Spelling While Typing” and “Check Grammar While Typing” options are selected. You can do this by ensuring there is a checkmark next to each option.

4. As you type, the application will automatically underline any potential spelling or grammar errors with red or green lines. If you see a red line, it indicates a spelling error, while a green line indicates a potential grammar issue.

5. To correct a spelling mistake, right-click on the underlined word, and a list of suggested corrections will appear. Choose the correct spelling from the list, and the word will be automatically corrected.

6. If you encounter a potential grammar error, right-click on the underlined word or phrase, and a context menu will appear with suggested corrections or grammar explanations. You can choose the appropriate option based on the feedback provided.

7. If you prefer to check your document’s spelling and grammar all at once, rather than while typing, you can click on the “Spelling and Grammar” option in the top menu again. This time, select “Check Document Now” from the drop-down menu. The application will scan the entire document and highlight any errors it finds.

8. As you review the suggested corrections, you have the option to accept or ignore them. If you believe the application has flagged a correct word or phrase, you can choose to ignore the suggestion.

9. Additionally, you can customize the grammar check settings by clicking on “Show Spelling and Grammar” in the small window. This will open a preferences window where you can select or deselect specific grammar rules, choose the language you are writing in, and adjust other settings to suit your needs.

By following these steps, you can enable and utilize the grammar check feature on your Mac to ensure your written content is free from grammar errors and mistakes.