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 721 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 59 days 12 hours 27 minutes


episode 842: The Power of Very Specific Words, with Joel Schwartzberg

The author of "The Language of Leadership," Joel Schwartzberg, explains how you can make small tweaks to your language to make a big difference in your influence.



episode 841: How to Really Talk Like a Pirate. When Do You Need a Comma Before 'Because'?

How to Really Talk Like a Pirate. When Do You Need a Comma Before 'Because'?



episode 840: Why and When 'Very Unique' Is Wrong. Capitalizing 'Delta Variant' (or Not). Happy to You.

Instead of grinding your teeth about "very unique," pat yourself on the back for recognizing a widespread case of lexical broadening. Plus, we talk about why some people capitalize "Delta variant" and some don't.



episode 839: Naked Idioms. Short-Lived. Capitalizing Earth. Hector Protector.

We naked apes have been making up sayings with the word "naked" for a long time. Plus, we talk about how to pronounce "short-lived" and when to capitalize "earth."



episode 838: The Origin of 'Honeymoon.' 'Where' Versus 'In Which.' Fevesteter.

What does getting married have to do with honey and the moon? What is tricky about the word "where"?



episode 837: Weird Words for Alcohol. Starting a Sentence with 'However.' Fam-ished.

What does "Dutch courage" mean? And 10 other weird words for alcohol. Plus, the special thing you have to pay attention to when you start a sentence with "however."


 2021-08-19  16m

episode 836: How Storytelling Makes a Difference (and How to Do It Well)

As much as we'd like to believe that people are convinced by facts, years of cognitive research show that we are convinced by stories and emotions (and then we often find facts to support our decisions).


 2021-08-13  42m

episode 835: What's the Opposite of Deja Vu? Commas Between Adjectives

You know about deja vu, but do you know about jemais vu, presque vu, deja lu, deja entendu, and deja reve? Plus, we help you figure out when to put commas between adjectives. It's tricky, but we have a simple two-pronged test.


 2021-08-05  14m

episode 834: The Best Stories from 15 Years of Grammar Girl

We've gone through a lot of stories and tips in 15 years, more than a thousand. Today, I picked a few of my favorites for you.


 2021-07-29  15m

episode 833: What the Two Spellings of Stationary/ery Have to Do with Booksellers. Why Pronunciations Change.

"Stationary" and "stationery" have the same ultimate origin, but they evolved different meanings and one became tied to paper goods. Also, a recent survey in the UK highlighted pronunciations that annoy people.We look at which ones and why.


 2021-07-22  15m