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Grammar and Style settings

This page appears only when the Grazie bundled plugin is enabled in the Installed tab of the Settings | Plugins page as described in Install plugins.

PhpStorm can check the grammar in various textual elements in your source code. Use this page to configure the scope, rules, and exceptions for such grammar checks. For more information, refer to Grammar.

Scope Tab

On this tab, configure the types of files and specific code constructs where you want to check grammar.



String literals

Check grammar in string literals.


Check grammar in generic line and block comments.


Check grammar in embedded code documentation, such as PHPDoc comments.

Commit messages

Check grammar in commit messages for the configured VCS. If you enable this, PhpStorm adds the corresponding inspection tool to the .idea/vcs.xml configuration file.

Rules Tab

On this tab, configure the set of grammar rules to apply. Enable or disable the rules by selecting or clearing the checkboxes next to them.




the Expand All button

Ctrl+NumPad +

Click this button to expand all nodes.

the Collapse All button

Ctrl+NumPad -

Click this button to collapse all nodes.

Exceptions Tab

On this tab, view the list of words and phrases added as exceptions.




the Remove button


Click this button to remove the selected exception from the list.

Last modified: 20 March 2024