Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed your love of the English language. 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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 13m. Bisher sind 707 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 59 days 8 hours 26 minutes


episode 828: Starting a Sentence with a Conjunction: Right or Wrong? Good 'Subpar' and Bad 'Subpar.'

Many people have been taught that it's wrong to start a sentence with a conjunction, but nearly all major style guides say doing so is fine. Neal Whitman investigates why there seems to be such a difference between what teachers say and what style guides



episode 827: How Long Is a Good Sentence? 'Cord' or 'Chord'? Grumple.

How Long Is a Good Sentence? 'Cord' or 'Chord'?



episode 826: What Made 'Friends' Funny. How Cicadas Got Their Name. Dog Replacer.

You laughed and laughed while watching "Friends." One reason it was funny is that the writers took what you expect from a conversation and flipped it on its head. Plus, how cicadas got their name, and why they aren't the same thing as locusts.



episode 825: Is 'Graduated College' Wrong? Five Wonderful Latin Phrases.

I'm hearing "graduated college" much more often. Is it still wrong? Plus, five bona fide Latin phrases you can use to describe something wonderful.



episode 824: 'Bring,' 'Take,' and 'Carry.' 'The Queen's Gambit.' Sweepy Thing.

We go through the simple rules for "bring" and "take," but then talk about the fun exceptions and dialect forms. Plus, how "The Queen's Gambit" can help us remember the difference between "gambit" and "gamut" (with "gamble" thrown in for good measure).


 2021-05-20  15m

episode 823: Writing Dialogue. 'Associate Degree' or 'Associate's Degree'? Wiffy.

Is that dialogue feeling off? We're here to help! How to write about degrees this graduation season.


 2021-05-13  13m

episode 822: 'Ketchup' or 'Catsup'? How to Punctuate Questions. Gmoing Gmoing.

Have you seen the tomato sauce spelled two different ways? "Ketchup" is the better spelling, but the history of the word is pretty interesting. We also look at how to punctuate questions, especially the weird ones!


 2021-05-06  13m

episode 821: What Does ‘Op-Ed’ Really Mean? The Perfect Paragraph Length. Items.

"Op-ed" may not mean what you think it means. Then we discuss how long a paragraph should be.


 2021-04-29  11m

episode 820: The Intrusive "Of." What Makes English Weird.

The Intrusive "Of." What Makes English Weird.


 2021-04-22  14m

episode 819: How to Write Faster. The Origin of the Odd Letter W

These 12 tips will help you write faster. Why we call a letter that looks like two V's a double U.


 2021-04-15  14m