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.

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episode 789: 789 - How to Make Your Readers Laugh. 'Whoa' or 'Woah'?

Believe it or not, there are actually rules to being funny. Also, do you think "woah" is a separate word from "whoa"?



episode 788: 788 - Why 'Out of Pocket' Means Both 'Inappropriate' and 'Unavailable'

People have been asking about the "unavailable" meaning of "out of pocket" for decades, but there's also an "inappropriate" meaning that is spreading.



episode 787: 787 - Why We Associate Political Parties with the Colors Red and Blue

Nick and Hannah explain "red" and "blue," the origin of "POTUS," why the Declaration of Independence is the greatest break-up letter ever written, and more.



episode 786: 786 - 'Doomscrolling' (OK, Doomer). 'Each Other' or 'One Another'?

Whether you call it "doomscrolling" or "doomsurfing," it's not your fault that you feel compelled to do it. "Doom" has an interesting history though. Also, in honor of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," we talk about being excellent to each other.



episode 785: 785 - 'Gantlet' or 'Gauntlet'? Do You Want to Say 'Had Went'?

Have you been told to write "run the GANTLET"? Here's why you shouldn't. Also, editor Ben Yagoda explains why he's so tempted to use "had went" instead of "had gone."



episode 784: 784 - A Historical Tip for Remembering When to Use 'Historical.' Put More Thought into Your Punctuation.

Kamala Harris's selection as Joe Biden's running mate is important, significant, and a number of firsts, but should we call it "historic" or "historical"? Plus, Edwin Battistella has some great ex


 2020-08-14  14m

episode 783: 783 - How Hurricanes Get Their Names. When You Should Avoid Using Contractions.

It's hurricane season in the U.S., so we started wondering how hurricanes get their names. Also, have you ever heard that you shouldn't use contractions in your writing? We have the real story.


 2020-08-06  18m

episode 782: 782 - What are those dots over letters? Why does 'money' have a plural, and how do you spell it?

What are those double dots over letters in English? Why does "money" have a plural, and how do you spell it?


 2020-07-30  10m

episode 781: 781 - Blursday or Whensday? Middle Grade Versus Young Adult Fiction

What day is it again? And do you know the difference between middle grade and young adult fiction? Even if you think you do, you'll learn something new in today's show.


 2020-07-23  16m

episode 780: 780 - Which Comes First? Who or Where?

We started to wonder about the question words in the phrase "Who does what and goes where where."


 2020-07-16  14m