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How do I check text?

As you write, Grammarly automatically checks your text, and the Overall score icon moves in a circle to indicate that checking is in progress. You can keep typing, and Grammarly will continue checking.

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Grammarly’s extensive feedback is now organized into four categories to help you understand the reasoning behind each writing suggestion Grammarly makes: Correctness, Clarity, Delivery, and Engagement. 

After checking your text, Grammarly may suggest changes in these categories:

  • Red underlines correspond to suggestions about spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Blue underlines signify potential clarity and conciseness improvements. 
  • Green underlines highlight words or phrases that you can change to make your writing more engaging. 
  • Purple underlines help you strike the right balance of politeness, formality, and friendliness.

If you use Grammarly for Business and your team has set up a style guide for you, you might also see gray underlines—these changes are recommended in accordance with your company’s style guide. 

Changes to your document are automatically saved to Grammarly as you type, so you do not have to worry about losing your work. However, if you accidentally deleted a part of your text, check out this article

Accepting suggestions in bulk 

Note: This feature is available to Grammarly Premium, Grammarly for Business, and Grammarly for Education users. 

You can accept certain suggestions in bulk by clicking the Accept button: 

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If you’d like to revert any of the changes, click Undo on the same suggestion card. 

Turning types of checks on and off

You can choose to see only suggestions that belong to a certain category. To selectively review only correctness, clarity, delivery, or engagement suggestions, click the corresponding option in the sidebar on the right. 

If you are a Grammarly Premium, Grammarly for Business, or Grammarly for Education user, you can also deactivate certain types of suggestions. This feature is available for a limited number of suggestions, including the following:

  • Passive voice
  • Oxford comma
  • Word choice and sentence variety
  • Filler words or multiple clauses
  • Hard-to-read sentences
  • Personal pronouns
  • Sentences ending in prepositions 

When you see a suggestion that’s not helpful, click the three dots in the lower-right corner of the suggestion card in the Grammarly Editor and select Turn off suggestions like this. This option will be available only if it’s a suggestion that can be deactivated. 

​You can view and manage suggestions at https://account.grammarly.com/customize/suggestions.  

Note: If you deactivate a certain type of suggestion in the Grammarly Editor, it will also be deactivated in other Grammarly product offerings. 

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