How to Use Grammarly in Google Docs

Google Docs has features to support third-party software or extensions to meet user requirements. While dealing with Google Docs, grammatical errors are invoked frequently. To handle these, Google Docs offer the extension named “Grammarly” is utilized. The “Grammarly” extension identifies grammatical errors and provides solutions to those errors. This guide provides a detailed demonstration of using “Grammarly” in Google Docs. The content of this post is as follows:

Let’s get into the methods one by one:

How to Enable Grammarly in Google Docs?

Grammarly is a web-based software that can be accessed in Google Docs through an extension. It enhances the overall write-up or formatting of documents by automatically identifying errors. Moreover, it provides solutions and suggestions to improve the quality of documents.

Detailed instructions are provided to use “Grammarly” in Google Docs.

Firstly, an existing document is considered to enable the extension of “Grammarly” in the below document.

Step 1: Add Grammarly Extension

After that, search for “grammarly extension for chrome” in the “Google Chrome” browser and select the link which is associated with the “chrome webstore”.

After pressing the link, it navigates to “chrome web store” and presses the “Add to Chrome” button.

After pressing the button, a new pop-up window is generated with “Add extension” and “Cancel” options. Click on the “Add extension” that can be seen in the below figure.

After that, the “Grammarly” extension was added, which can be verified in the below screenshot.

Note: Here, the Google Chrome Browser is used as a reference.

Step 2: Open Grammarly in Google Docs

Once the extension is active, a “Grammarly” icon will be placed inside your document. The following image is attached as a reference.

Hovering the mouse on the above icon, a small window will be generated. Click on the “YES, CHECK IT!” option.

After that, the Grammarly suggestion icon will appear, as shown below.

Click on the suggestion icon, and a new window pane will be opened that contains the suggestions and the recommendations.

You can click on each mistake, choose the recommended one, or correct it manually. Not only word suggestions, but Grammarly also helps with rewriting and correcting sentences, as shown below.

Here you go! Your document will be error-free after doing so.

How to Customize Grammarly in Google Docs?

Moreover, users can customize the setting of “Grammarly” for suggestions, synonyms, auto-correct spelling, prediction, etc. Moreover, users can choose the language for Grammarly as well (as in our case, it is set to “American English”).

How to Correct Any Grammatical Error in Google Docs?

Grammarly provides various parameters through which the document can be fine-tuned. These features/components are listed below:

  • Correctness: It refers to the correction of spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Clarity: It indicates the suggestion of rephrasing sentences.
  • Engagement: It refers to the flow of a sentence.
  • Delivery: It suggests the tone of the sentence.

A practical experience in identifying errors such as “auto-saving” in the below document.

By pressing the double click on the error, it provides solutions such as “auto-saving” to correct the specified error “auto saving”.

Moreover, users have the option to dismiss the suggestions by pressing the “Dismiss” icon that is present in the right corner of the document. In this scenario, the suggestion “,and” is dismissed by pressing the “Dismiss”(Trash) icon.

After resolving all errors from “Grammarly” to the existing document. A message is displayed, “No critical issues”, which can be seen in the figure below.

Great! Today, you have learned the usage of “Grammarly” in Google Docs.


Google Docs provides the third-party “Grammarly” extension for existing documents. The “Grammarly” extension is available on famous web browser stores such as Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. This extension facilitates the user by identifying errors and providing solutions dynamically. Moreover, it gives suggestions about formatting or punctuation mistakes to improve the document’s quality. This guide has provided a detailed usage procedure of Grammarly on Google Docs.