You can specify whether you'd like to use an American, British, Canadian, or Australian dialect to check your writing. In addition to the spelling differences between these dialects, Grammarly recognizes a number of differences in grammar and punctuation.
Please follow the steps below to choose a specific dialect in your preferred Grammarly product. Keep in mind that this setting should automatically synchronize across all Grammarly products that you use.
To change your language preference in Grammarly for Windows or Grammarly for Mac:
- Click the floating Grammarly widget.
- Then, click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the pop-up.
- Go to Writing Style and select your preferred option next to I write in.
Alternatively, you can also go to https://account.grammarly.com/customize/language directly and update your language preference there. Keep in mind that updating your language preference will apply the corresponding setting to all Grammarly product offerings you use.
To set up your language preferences in the Grammarly browser extension, click the Grammarly icon in your browser’s toolbar and select your preferred setting in the dropdown menu next to I write in:
Alternatively, click the Grammarly icon in the lower right corner of the text field, and click the gear icon at the top of the sidebar:
In the menu that opens next, select your preferred dialect next to I write in:
Open the Grammarly companion app and tap Account. Then, tap Language Preference and choose your preferred dialect.
To manage your Language Preference, open the Grammarly app, and tap Account at the bottom of the screen. Then, press Language Preference to choose a dialect:
Open the Grammarly companion app and tap Grammarly Settings. Then, tap Language Preference and select your dialect.
Open the Grammarly Editor on your device, click Account in the left-side panel, go to Customize, and click Language. Then, select your language preference next to I write in:
In Microsoft Word or Outlook on your Windows computer, open the Grammarly tab and click Settings. Then, click Language Preference to change your dialect.
To change your language preference in Microsoft Word on your Mac, open any Word document and click Open Grammarly. Once the Grammarly sidebar appears, click the gear icon in the lower right corner and check the box next to the preferred option:
To learn more about differences between dialects, please review this article.