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 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


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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.


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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?


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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.


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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."


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episode 779: 779 - How You Can Help the OED. Capitalizing 'Black.' How Playwriting Techniques Can Improve Your Writing.


Imagine the bragging rights: The OED needs your help antedating words. Why you should capitalize "Black." How playwriting techniques can improve your writing.


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 2020-07-09  14m
 
 

episode 778: 778 - Do We Say 'Red Skies at Night, Sailor's Delight' Because of the Saharan Dust Plumes? Also, 'Yoiks!'


The Saharan dust plumes can make the sky red, but they aren't the source of the old saying "Red skies at night, sailor's delight. Red skies in the morning, sailor take warning." That comes from clouds! Also, we talk about which came first: "yikes" or "yoi


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 2020-07-03  14m
 
 

episode 777: 777 - How to Write Fight Scenes (and How to Get Started as a Fiction Editor)


How to Write Fight Scenes (and How to Get Started as a Fiction Editor)


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 2020-06-25  29m
 
 

episode 776: 776 - Why a Detective Searched for 'Clews' in a 1929 Novel. ‘Systemic’ or ‘Systematic’?


Why a Detective Searched for 'Clews' in a 1929 Novel. ‘Systemic’ or ‘Systematic’?


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 2020-06-19  11m
 
 

episode 775: 775 - Why We Talk About 'Bad Apples.' 'A Few' Versus 'a Couple'


We started to wonder why people seem to forget the second half of the saying about bad apples. Plus, we settle a dispute about the difference between "a couple" and "a few."


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 2020-06-11  11m