If you are pasting new content into a file, you may have to reset the language for that material as well. It is possible to set a different language for each word in a file, and Word seems to keep the language settings from the source document when pasting content. Sometimes it feels like I am constantly selecting all (⌘ + A) and resetting the language!
If the language setting won’t stick, check the Style designation for the problematic content. There may be a language specified for that style and Word is reverting to that setting.
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