Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

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Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

WINNER OF BEST EDUCATION PODCAST IN THE 2017 PODCAST AWARDS. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com
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671 - Why We Have Both 'Color' and 'Colour' Mar 18, 2019 Listen Download
670 - Equinox. Is Irish the Same as Gaelic? Mar 14, 2019 Listen Download
669 - 'Red Tape,' 'Red Herring,' 'Paint the Town Red,' and More 'Red' Idioms. Mar 11, 2019 Listen Download
668 - What's Wrong with 'These Ones'? Faith and Begorrah, We Have Irish Phrases for St. Patrick's Day! Mar 7, 2019 Listen Download
667 - Why ducks say "quack-quack" in English but "ga-ga" in Japanese. Mar 4, 2019 Listen Download
666 - Double Negatives. Feb 28, 2019 Listen Download
665 - Language News Chat Feb 25, 2019 Listen Download
664 - Benjamin Dreyer and His Unusual Pet Peeves Feb 21, 2019 Listen Download
663 - D-Day. Why I Want a Salad-Salad. Feb 18, 2019 Listen Download
662 - Never Misspell 'Bureaucracy' Again. Feb 14, 2019 Listen Download
661 - How Paula Brackston picks her characters’ names and uses language to set a tone. Feb 11, 2019 Listen Download
660 - 'Irregardless' or 'Regardless'? Crime Words. Feb 7, 2019 Listen Download
659 - Normans, Ralls, and Voicemail Feb 4, 2019 Listen Download
658 - 'Wage,' 'Wager,' and 'Wed' Jan 31, 2019 Listen Download
657 - 'Tip of the Hat" or 'Tip Your Hand'? 'Yeah No.' Jan 24, 2019 Listen Download
656 - ‘Relapse’ or ‘Recur’? 'Kneeled' or 'Knelt.' ’Methinks.’ Jan 17, 2019 Listen Download
655 - ‘Myriad’ or ‘Myriad Of’? What Is a Run-On Sentence? Jan 10, 2019 Listen Download
654 - 'Stint' or 'Stent'? How to Pronounce 'Coyote.' Jan 3, 2019 Listen Download
653 - How to Use an Asterisk. Journaling. Dec 27, 2018 Listen Download
652 - ‘Purposely' or 'Purposefully'? Yule. Dec 20, 2018 Listen Download
651 - 'Capitulate' or 'Recapitulate'? Colons. Dec 13, 2018 Listen Download
650 - 'Wreaked' or 'Wrought'? 'Crescendo.' Could We Understand Aliens? Dec 6, 2018 Listen Download
649 - 'Ado' or 'Adieu'? Pronouns and Antecedents Nov 29, 2018 Listen Download
648 - Does Your Language Influence How You Think? Nov 22, 2018 Listen Download
647 - Pronoun Order. ‘Flier’ or ‘Flyer.’ The Plural of ‘Mouse.’ Nov 15, 2018 Listen Download
646 - 'Blond' or 'Blonde'? How 'Trolloping' Became a Word. Nov 8, 2018 Listen Download
645 - Interview with New York Times bestselling author Courtney Summers Nov 1, 2018 Listen Download
644 - 'Sit' or 'Set'? Monster Names. Oct 25, 2018 Listen Download
643 - ‘In the Limelight.’ ‘A’ or ‘An’? Oct 18, 2018 Listen Download
642 - 'Regard' Versus 'Regards.' Languages Without Numbers. Oct 11, 2018 Listen Download
641 - 'Myself.' ‘Get the Skinny.’ Oct 4, 2018 Listen Download
640 - Can a Screw Screw Itself into a Board? (Middle Voice) Sep 27, 2018 Listen Download
639 - Great Paragraphs. Falling off the Turnip Truck. Sep 20, 2018 Listen Download
638 - 'None.' How Pirates Talked. Sep 13, 2018 Listen Download
637 - ‘MacGyver.’ ‘Semicolons.’ Sep 6, 2018 Listen Download
636 - 'To Boot.' Duck Tape. 'Can' and 'May.' Pronouns. Aug 30, 2018 Listen Download
635 - 'Quick and Dirty.' 'Momentarily.' Short Subjects. Aug 24, 2018 Listen Download
634 - 'Rack' or 'Wrack'? How to Eliminate Adverbs. Aug 16, 2018 Listen Download
BONUS: Words for Color Aug 14, 2018 Listen Download
633 - Is That Comment Facetious, Sarcastic, or Sardonic? Cleft Sentences. Aug 9, 2018 Listen Download
632 - 'Ask' as a Noun. Ships as 'She.' Aug 2, 2018 Listen Download
631 - Anniversaries. Conversate. Jul 26, 2018 Listen Download
630 - Who Wrote the ABC Song? Shark Idioms! Jul 19, 2018 Listen Download
629 - 'Gourmet' or 'Gourmand'? Why July 14 Is Called Bastille Day. Jul 12, 2018 Listen Download
628 - Why 'Bag' and 'Beg' Sound the same to some people? Does 'Texas' Mean 'Crazy'? Jul 5, 2018 Listen Download
627 - How to Write a Great Cover Letter. 'Kinda' and 'Wanna': Real Words or Not? Jun 28, 2018 Listen Download
626 - ‘Aggravate’ Versus ‘Irritate’ What Is a Functional Shift? Jun 21, 2018 Listen Download
625 - ‘Dinner’ or ‘Supper’? How to Write a Thank-You Note Jun 14, 2018 Listen Download
624 - ‘Trooper’ and ‘Trouper.” Why Is It Called a Spelling Bee? Jun 7, 2018 Listen Download
623 - 'Calvary' or 'Cavalry'? Spelling Bee Interview. May 31, 2018 Listen Download
622 - Is a Troop One Person or a Group? Repetition May 24, 2018 Listen Download
621 - ‘Council’ or ‘Counsel’? Direct and Indirect Quotations. Oxymorons. May 17, 2018 Listen Download
620 - When to Capitalize 'Mom.' In the Doldrums. May 10, 2018 Listen Download
619 - Co-worker. Barefaced and Baldfaced Lies. Mixed Metaphors. May 3, 2018 Listen Download
618 - Jazz and Thunder. Say Your Piece (or Peace)? Apr 26, 2018 Listen Download
617 - 'Lay' and 'Lie.' 'Grill' and 'Grille.' 'Warsh.' Apr 19, 2018 Listen Download
616 - The Prodigal Tongue. Odoriferous. Battle Royale. Apr 12, 2018 Listen Download
615 - Humor with Adverbs. Noisome. Receipts. Case Quarters. Apr 5, 2018 Listen Download
614 - Illeism. Named For or After? Misinformation and Disinformation. Mar 29, 2018 Listen Download
613 - Dictionary.com Starts Defining Emoji (an interview with Jane Solomon) Mar 22, 2018 Listen Download
612 - The Pin/Pen Merger. American. 'Half-Staff' or 'Half-Mast'? Mar 16, 2018 Listen Download
611 - Pudding. "There Are" Sentences. Winning Limerick Mar 8, 2018 Listen Download
610 - Top 10 Grammar Myths. How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names. Mar 2, 2018 Listen Download
609 - Pull Idioms. Surprising Food Names. Dillydally. Feb 22, 2018 Listen Download
608 - Dilly Dilly. How Many Prepositions Can You Put in a Row? Feb 15, 2018 Listen Download
607 - Brainstorming. Call Out Sick? Synesis. Feb 8, 2018 Listen Download
606 - Levidromes, Tom Swifty Jokes, and new OED Words. Feb 1, 2018 Listen Download
605 - A Homophone Error at the SAG Awards. Lectern or Podium? Capitalizing Award Names Jan 25, 2018 Listen Download
BONUS: Introducing Launch Jan 22, 2018 Listen Download
604 - Origin of 'Gerrymandering.' Is 'Data' Singular or Plural? Jan 18, 2018 Listen Download
603 - Words of the Year, Why You Shouldn't Use 'Eskimo,' 'Canon' or 'Cannon'? Jan 11, 2018 Listen Download
602 - I'm Chuffed. Jan 4, 2018 Listen Download
601 - "Based In" or "Based Out Of"? Omitting "That" Dec 28, 2017 Listen Download
600 - How to Pronounce 'Caramel.' Sports Idioms Dec 21, 2017 Listen Download
599 - Delicious English Words (Chocolate, Guacamole) with Aztec Roots Dec 14, 2017 Listen Download
598 - Gifting and Regifting. Take a Decision. Dec 8, 2017 Listen Download
597 - Eskimo Words for Snow. Write a Book! Nov 30, 2017 Listen Download
596 - Why Businesses Are Called Houses. Why We Call It "Black Friday." Nov 23, 2017 Listen Download
595 - 'Side' Words. What Is a Bailiwick? Nov 16, 2017 Listen Download
594 - The Plural of 'Batman.' Why Smart People Struggle with Shakespeare Too. Nov 9, 2017 Listen Download
593 - The Origin of English: Proto-Indo-European. Nov 2, 2017 Listen Download
592 - "Sofa" or "Couch"? "Skeleton" Idioms. Oct 26, 2017 Listen Download
591 - "Cannot" or "Can Not"? "Dead" Idioms. Oct 19, 2017 Listen Download
590 - How to Write an Apology Oct 12, 2017 Listen Download
589 - The "Ruth's Chris" Apostrophe. Thingamajigs. Oct 5, 2017 Listen Download
588 - Why People Mimic Accents. Why People "Have Your Six." Sep 28, 2017 Listen Download
587 - More British & American Differences. Quotation Marks with Periods and Commas Sep 21, 2017 Listen Download
586 - UK and US English. Bad or Badly? Sep 15, 2017 Listen Download
585 GG. Rainy Idioms. "Because," "Due To," "Since," and "As" Sep 7, 2017 Listen Download
584 GG. Pipe Dream. Comma Before a Quotation. Sep 1, 2017 Listen Download
583 GG Important or Importantly? Time Traveler Words Aug 25, 2017 Listen Download
582 GG. How to Use Quotations. Stop Calling Yourself a Grammar Nazi Aug 17, 2017 Listen Download
581 GG. Riffle and Rifle. Worcestershire Sauce. Aug 10, 2017 Listen Download
580 GG. Introductory Paragraphs. One of The... Aug 3, 2017 Listen Download
579 GG Language Games. Jerry-Built. And Female Juniors Jul 27, 2017 Listen Download
578 GG Words from Obsolete Technology Jul 20, 2017 Listen Download
577 GG The Trump Jr. Punctuation Kerfuffle. Generation Names. Jul 13, 2017 Listen Download
576 GG Critique or Criticize? Games Like Pig Latin Jul 6, 2017 Listen Download
575 GG Gestures. Elbow Grease. Capitalizing Directions. Jun 29, 2017 Listen Download
574 GG Commas with Transition Words. Double Whammy. Jun 22, 2017 Listen Download
573 GG Until, Till, and 'Til. Dad Jokes. Jun 15, 2017 Listen Download
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