Monday, February 15, 2021

How To Add and Remove Words From Grammarly Personal Dictionary

Grammarly is the online platform for spelling and grammar checks for free. Grammarly helps you to write English with much confidence. After writing a document or an email, you'd need to proofread it before sending the file to anyone.

For grammar check, you should try the Grammarly app. It is available to download for MS Office, Windows, Google Chrome, and Android. This app is useful for students, office goers, and writers.

Must-See: Grammarly Troubleshooting Guide

If you type unique words, they may show as misspelled words in Grammarly. You can add those words to your personal dictionary. So, when you type the same words for the next time, it won't be flagged as misspelled words.

As of now, Grammarly supports only the English language. You can set your native English as Canadian, American, British, and Australian. Except for English, even symbols won't be added to the personal dictionary. Besides, multiple English words separated by commas or space also can't be added.

Grammarly personal dictionary


  • Google Chrome browser.

How To Add Words To Personal Dictionary in Grammarly

  • Login to your Grammarly account through the Google Chrome extension.
  • Open any online document or input field to type the message.
You will see the Grammarly icon inside the text input field.

  • If you type a unique word, it will be underlined or flagged in red.

misspelled word

  • Hover the mouse cursor over the underlined word.
You will notice a card for the highlighted word showing suggestions and an option to add the particular word to your personal dictionary.

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If it doesn't show any suggested words, it will show as an unknown word.

  • Click on Add To Dictionary button.
You're done.

Whenever you type the same word in the future, it will not be highlighted. 

You could use the same procedure to add unlimited words as possible.

How To Remove Words From Personal Dictionary in Grammarly

Sometimes if you've mistakenly added an incorrect word, you may want to remove the word from your personal dictionary. If you don't remove the incorrect word, Grammarly would ignore the word for spell check. To remove the incorrect word from Grammarly personal dictionary,

  • Sign in to your Grammarly account.
  • Look for the Account icon on the top left side.

Grammarly profile

  • Click on the Account option.
  • Go to Customize option.
Under Customize, the first category will be your personal dictionary.

  • Search for the words you want to remove.

remove word from personal dictionary

  • Hover the cursor on the word, and you'll see a Trash icon on the right side.
  • Click on the Trash icon.
The incorrect word will be deleted from your personal dictionary.


While writing a document, if you don't want to add a word to your personal dictionary, you can tap on the Ignore button.

From my experience, Grammarly is the best grammar checker app to proofread your document. Ginger software, writinghelp, and SlickWrite are the alternatives to the Grammarly tool.