Free Online Spell Check

Spell check English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and US English medical. SSL encrypted. Our spell check includes a word counter, character counter, Twitter posting, and printing. Corrects your homework, essays, email. Grammar check includes capitalization, punctuation, proper nouns. Just paste and check your text. No download. Online only.
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How do I use the free spelling and grammar checker?

  1. TYPE or COPY and PASTE your word or document into the text area
  2. CLICK 'Spell Check' to correct any spelling mistakes in your text
  3. COPY the corrected text back into your application.

JSpell will spell check and correct your text including resumes, blog posts, homework and essays. Spelling is an important part of daily life and is an outward measure of your level of education in a given language. Our spell checker is multi-lingual and can even help you communicate with someone in another country (that penpal in France or that special someone in Italy, for example). See the next article for more information about the types of grammar errors that JSpell checks for free.

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What grammar errors can JSpell detect?

JSpell supports basic English grammar checking for free (online, no downloads). JSpell checks your text for punctuation errors and capitalization errors. JSpell identifies proper nouns and suggests capitalization if needed. JSpell verifies the beginnings and end of sentences, and capitalization suggestions are made. Subscribe to notifications (the red bell in the corner of your browser) to hear about our enhanced checker for academic papers, research papers and formal writing.

How does a spell checker work?

A spell checker does three things
  1. Find individual words in the document being checked.
  2. Check each word against a list of already correct words.
  3. If no match can be found then the spell checker looks for suggestions that are similar in sound and structure to the word that wasn't found.

How does a grammar checker work?

A grammar checker looks for grammatical errors by reading your text. Grammar checkers look for subject-verb agreement, missing punctuation, punctuation misuse, and run on sentences. It provides suggestions based on the types of grammar errors detected. It is most often used for research papers, academic papers, and college entrance essays. However, grammar checking is sometimes too strict for every day writing and you may not want to use one for text messages, blog comments, primary and elementary school homework and other writing which is under less scrutiny.

How does a word and character counter work?

Our character counter counts the number of characters typed into the textarea. All characters including whitespace, punctuation and numbers are counted. Our word counter counts the number of words, or grouping of letters or numbers, separated by whitespace. You can use this word and character counter to check the number of words for reports, papers, essays, or to compose the perfect 140 character Tweet or come up with the right 100 characters for your App Store listing.

Add this spell check plugin to your webpage

You can have your own spell check site or add this spell check plugin to your own WordPress, Wix or HTML page for free. Visit Free Spell Check Plugin to learn more.

Naughty Words

The dictionaries used by this site have been hand curated for use in educational, professional and many informal settings. For example, our dictionary has eliminated most improper and "naughty" words using our naughty word filter. This prevents inappropriate words from appearing as a suggestion if you have a close misspelling or if a name is similar to a naughty word. Note: the checker will ignore properly spelled naughty words but won't suggest them.

American and British Spelling Variations

This site includes dictionaries for both American English and British English spelling variations. We also provide variations for Canadian and Australian spelling and vocabulary. Common differences between American and British spelling deals with word suffixes. Words ending with "re" in British English usually end with "er" in American English. Words ending with "nce" in British English usually end with "nse" in American English. British English also borrows more words from other European languages and adopts their spelling. Other common suffix differences:

  • British suffix "re" - American suffix "er"
  • British suffix "nce" - American suffix "nse"
  • British suffix "ise" - American suffix "ize"
  • British suffix "our" - American suffix "or"
Another common spelling difference between American and British English is the "double L". In British English words such as "travelling", "quarrelling", etc. in American English tend to remove the "double L".

How do you Spell English

Among native speakers, English is the third most common first language in the world after Chinese (#1) and Spanish (#2). However, English is the #1 most studied language in the world and overall is spoken by more than 1.5 billion people. Here's how to spell "English" in some of the other most common languages in the world:

  • Chinese (Simplified) - 英语
  • Chinese (Traditional) - 英語
  • Spanish - Inglés
  • Hindi - अंग्रेज़ी
  • French - Anglais
  • Dutch - Engels
  • German - Englisch
  • Italian - Inglese

About the JSpell Checker

JSpell Checker uses secure SSL encryption to protect the words that you type into our text checker. Our spell check dictionaries have been screened for any offensive language and our spell checker will not suggest a bad word. Our spell checker, text correction engine and English grammar check have been used by millions around the world. Contact us on Facebook if you have any suggestions or if you just want to say thanks!