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.

https://www.qdnow.com/grammar-girl

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episode 798: 798 - Why 'Hilarious' Is Funnier than 'Hysterical.' How to Start a Novel.


Why 'Hilarious' Is Funnier than 'Hysterical.' How to Start a Novel.


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episode 797: 797 - Why Dickens' Character Names Are So Revealing. 'Continual' or 'Continuous'?


What Dickens can teach you about choosing your characters' names. Plus, how to remember the frustratingly different meanings of "continuous" and "continual."


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episode 249: 796 - What Is a 'Crony'? Why Doesn’t 'Veterans Day' Have an Apostrophe?


What Is a 'Crony'? Why Doesn’t 'Veterans Day' Have an Apostrophe?


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episode 795: 795 - Why People Use Scare Quotes. 'Dialog' or 'Dialogue'?


We have some theories on why people write things such as "'fresh' meat." Plus, we dig into the two spellings of "dialog" (or is that "dialogue"?).


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episode 794: 794 - Create Characters as Great as Hamlet. How to Format Internal Dialogue


6 steps to help you create gripping characters. Plus, we talk about how to format internal dialogue: italics, quotation marks, or nothing?


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 2020-10-22  14m
 
 

episode 793: 793 - Why Journalists Use Misspellings Like 'Lede' and 'Spox'


A glimpse inside the newsroom.


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 2020-10-15  15m
 
 

episode 792: 792 - A Totally, Like, Bitchin' Podcast About 'Like'


It's not lazy and it's not just filler, but using "like" too much can still get you in trouble.


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 2020-10-08  15m
 
 

episode 791: 791 - 'Although' Versus 'While.' Why We Write with Cliches (and How to Stop)


'Although' Versus 'While.' Why We Write with Cliches (and How to Stop)


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 2020-10-01  11m
 
 

episode 790: 790 - 'Laureate' Is Good. Why Is 'Resting on Your Laurels' Bad? 'Smarmy.'


If getting laurels is good, how did we get to "resting on your laurels" being bad? Also, we learn that the word "smarmy" started as a joke.


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 2020-09-24  15m
 
 

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"?


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 2020-09-17  14m