Microsoft Editor

Issue/Question

What is Microsoft's Spelling & Grammar Checker

Environment

  • Microsoft Editor 

Cause

Get intelligent writing assistance, Write with confidence across documents, email, and the web. With features that help strengthen your spelling, grammar, and style, let Microsoft Editor be your intelligent writing assistant.

Resolution

Included with Office 365, Microsoft Editor will check:

  • Spelling
    • Flags misspelled words
  • Basic grammar
    • Flag capitalization
    • subject verb agreement
    • hyphen use
    • other basic grammar errors
  • Advanced grammar
    • Flag indirect questions
    • misheard phrases
    • commonly confused phrases
    • other more robust grammar issues
  • Clarity
    • Flag incorrect use of words
    • uncommon jargon
    • abstract words
    • passive voice
    • double negatives
    • other issues to make your writing more understandable
  • Conciseness
    • Flag wordiness
    • conjunction overuse,
    • culprits of lengthy language to sharpen your writing​​​​​​​
  • Formal language
    • ​​​​​​​Flag slang
    • informal phrases
    • colloquialisms
    • contractions
    • markers of casual, more conversational language​​​​​​​
  • Vocabulary
    • ​​​​​​​Flag vague adjectives
    • weak verbs
    • clichés
    • other issues related to word choice​​​​​​​
  • Punctuation conventions
    • ​​​​​​​Flag unnecessary commas
    • punctuation with quotes
    • sentence spacing
    • other issues related to punctuation​​​​​​​

Details

Article ID: 6307
Created
Tue 5/4/21 3:19 PM
Modified
Tue 5/17/22 2:34 PM
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