When I share a document with others, I have three right to assign to them.

  • Can edit
  • Can comment
  • Can view

I'm guessing Can edit is the right needed to make suggestions? But is there an option to enable suggestions and permit normal editing?

In the toolbar I'm able to switch between

  • Editing Edit document directly
  • Suggesting Edits become suggestions
  • Viewing Read or print final document

Together with comments we have 4 modes, which seem not sufficiently covered by rights available.

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    @pnuts Edited for clarification. Nov 13, 2014 at 11:05
  • The question as it's could lead to confusion. There is no "Commenting" mode.
    – Rubén
    May 21, 2015 at 0:10

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Both Edit and Comment permissions allow users to suggest changes.

Suggest edits in a document - Google Editors Help

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