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 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.


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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!


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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.


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


The Intrusive "Of." What Makes English Weird.


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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.


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episode 818: 'Borrow' and 'Lend.' When to Use 'Nor.' Boncho.


We use a children's book and a Shakespeare play to talk about "borrow" and "lend," and then we help with the complexities of using "neither" and "nor."


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 2021-04-08  11m
 
 

episode 817: 1) Squirrelly Animal Verbs. 2) 'People,' 'Peoples,' and 'Persons': Why It Matters.


To hog, to ram, to bird dog. We run through a fun list of animal-inspired verbs. Plus, amazingly, it wasn't that long ago that usage experts recommended "persons" instead of "people." And what's the deal with "peoples."


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 2021-04-01  10m
 
 

episode 816: A vast number of words have surprising origins. We talked about some today, including "scientist," "impressionist," "beatnik," and "paradigm."


A vast number of words have surprising origins. We talked about some today, including "scientist," "impressionist," "beatnik," and "paradigm."


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 2021-03-25  18m
 
 

episode 815: 'Normalcy' or 'Normality'? A Punctuation Question from a Famous Movie Line. Taco Cats.


Did you know that in the book "Gone with the Wind," Rhett Butler said "My dear..." instead of "Frankly, my dear..."? Also, are we getting back to normalcy or normality? One of these words came from a misspeak (followed by a doubling-down) by William Hardi


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 2021-03-18  10m
 
 

episode 814: It's Not Just March. Other Months Have 'Ides' Too! Are You on the Pig's Back Today?


Instead of bewaring the ides of March, I'm going to beware engaging with the Roman calendar. What a fascinating mess! In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we also look at some fun Irish phrases. On the pig's back, anyone?


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 2021-03-12  11m