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Grammar Girl is your friendly guide to the English language—writing, history, rules, and cool stuff. We cover punctuation, grammar, style, word histories, idioms, and more. Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. QuickandDirtyTips.com

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Grammar Girl is your friendly guide to the English language—writing, history, rules, and cool stuff. We cover punctuation, grammar, style, word histories, idioms, and more. Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. QuickandDirtyTips.com

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By LMoEarner - Nov 30 2019
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Hi, GG, listening to episode 711, in the Blinkist advert, i was confused by the arrangement of words. Please comment on something you said(read?). You said you were "...supposed to read a biography of someone who changed the world this week." I listened, and wondered, as the current news doesn't offer anyone who really changes he world, such as world leaders, celebrities. I heard you say that whoever changed the world did so this week. Your intent, i suppose, is you read the biography this week. I trust you and question myself. Please clarify.

One of my Faves!!!

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I’m a grammar geek. Love these short, sweet episodes. I love the mix of linguistics and history. I’ve learned so much as I listen to this podcast en route to work (30-minute commute).

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2190 Ratings
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388
114
81
92

Grammar usage on Grammar Girl

By LMoEarner - Nov 30 2019
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Hi, GG, listening to episode 711, in the Blinkist advert, i was confused by the arrangement of words. Please comment on something you said(read?). You said you were "...supposed to read a biography of someone who changed the world this week." I listened, and wondered, as the current news doesn't offer anyone who really changes he world, such as world leaders, celebrities. I heard you say that whoever changed the world did so this week. Your intent, i suppose, is you read the biography this week. I trust you and question myself. Please clarify.

One of my Faves!!!

By Sunkist:-) - Sep 28 2019
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I’m a grammar geek. Love these short, sweet episodes. I love the mix of linguistics and history. I’ve learned so much as I listen to this podcast en route to work (30-minute commute).

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Grammar Girl is your friendly guide to the English language—writing, history, rules, and cool stuff. We cover punctuation, grammar, style, word histories, idioms, and more. Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. QuickandDirtyTips.com

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Apr 08 2019

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564 GG. Preposition or Adverb?

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The weird complications about words such as "up" and "over" that make people fight about whether they are prepositions or adverbs.
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Apr 13 2017

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666 - Double Negatives.

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In this week's Grammar Girl podcast, we talk about why double negatives aren't always wrong. You just need to be careful with them.

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Feb 28 2019

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580 GG. Introductory Paragraphs. One of The...

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Listeners sent in many more interesting phrases from obsolete technologies, and we also talk about how to write a great introductory paragraph and tricky sentence that include "one of the [plural nouns]"--which verb do you use?

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Aug 03 2017

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570 GG Burned or Burnt? Why English Spelling Is a Mess.

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Burned or Burnt? Why English Spelling Is a Mess.

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May 26 2017

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506 GG Subordinate Clause Examples

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“Subordinate clause” is the name you’re more likely to have learned in school, but the other name, “dependent clause,” may help you better understand what they do because adding that subordinating conjunction to the head of the clause makes it dependent on a main clause.

Today, I have an explanation, plus examples with zombies!

Also, featured listeners and National Grammar Day news.

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Mar 04 2016

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596 - Why Businesses Are Called Houses. Why We Call It "Black Friday."

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Today has been called "Black Friday" longer than you think, and there are other "black" days too! Also, have you ever wondered why some businesses are called "houses"?

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Nov 23 2017

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697 - What Anyone Can Learn From the College Essay Process

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Even if you're not applying to college right now, the format of the college essay has a lot to teach about writing and self-reflection. A college essay can be an exploratory journey that ends up being about much more than getting into college. College Essay Guy, Ethan Sawyer, talks about how he helps students find their story.

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Jun 17 2019

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505 GG Maudlin. Vocabulary Words

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Feb 25 2016

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739 - The Problem with Sarcasm. Filthy Lucre.

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People have been trying to create sarcasm punctuation marks for years, but the solution is already in our hands. Plus, have you ever wondered why we call money "filthy lucre"? We did!

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Nov 11 2019

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660 - 'Irregardless' or 'Regardless'? Crime Words.

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Why do people say "irregardless" and where do we get words like "sleuth," "red herring," and "gumshoe"?

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Feb 07 2019

18mins

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591 - 'Cannot' or 'Can Not'? 'Dead' Idioms.

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This week, we talk about the difference between "cannot," "can not," "can't," and (horrors!) "cant." Plus, in honor of Halloween, we reveal the origin of three idioms about death. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS http://topcashback.com/grammar http://blinkist.com/grammar GRAMMAR POP Optimized for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 For all iOS Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

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Oct 19 2017

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627 - How to Write a Great Cover Letter. 'Kinda' and 'Wanna': Real Words or Not?

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How to write a great cover letter. Also, we say "kinda," "wanna," and "gonna," so why don't we write them?

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Jun 28 2018

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709 - Surprise! The History of Semicolons Is Exciting.

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I talked with Cecelia Watson, author of the new book "Semicolon" about how grammar writers in the 1800s became fabulously wealthy, struggled to create rules, and had vicious arguments; and we talked about how researching the book changed her approach to teaching writing and a whole bunch more.

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Jul 29 2019

31mins

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655 - ‘Myriad’ or ‘Myriad Of’? What Is a Run-On Sentence?

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This week, we talk about the controversy over "a myriad of" and (clutch your pearls!) "myriads" and explain why a run-on sentence isn't just a really long sentence. 

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Jan 10 2019

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721 - Verbing Nouns. 'It Is I' or 'It Is Me'?

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Alan wonders what to think about his co-workers "solutioning" problems. Also, we investigate whether you should tell people "It is I" or "It is me."

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Sep 09 2019

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585 GG. Rainy Idioms. "Because," "Due To," "Since," and "As"

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This week, we talk about rainy idioms and when to use "because" for "due to" and "since."

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Sep 07 2017

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688 - Dangling Participles

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What are participles and why do they dangle? 

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May 16 2019

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740 - Do You Know When to Use Quotation Marks? Also, How to Create a House Style.

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Do you know when to use quotation marks? How about single quotation marks? Also, you know about the major style guides (AP, Chicago, etc.), but do you also have your own house style guide? Here's why you should!

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Nov 15 2019

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577 GG The Trump Jr. Punctuation Kerfuffle. Generation Names.

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Jul 13 2017

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747 - You Don't Have to Get Up on Stage for Improv to Boost Your Creativity

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Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your creativity and writing? You may be surprised to find out how much techniques from improv can help! You'll love this interview with Jorjeana Marie, the author of "Improv for Writers."

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Dec 09 2019

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746 - How to Make Family Names Plural. How Come We Ask 'How Come?'

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Making last names plural? Addressing more than one sister-in-law? More than one Mister? We show you how to address them properly. Also, we investigate why we sometimes ask "How come?" instead of "Why?"

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VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

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Dec 05 2019

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745 - 'More Than' Versus 'Over.' Is a Hamburger a Sandwich?

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The AP Stylebook changed its stance on using "over" to mean "more than." Plenty of people were shocked, but they shouldn't have been. And then we debate the linguistics of whether a hamburger is a sandwich.

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Dec 02 2019

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744 - Cold Turkey, Talk Turkey, and More. The Weird Origin of the Cornucopia.

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Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that and we look at other turkey idioms. And continuing the Thanksgiving theme, we also explore the weird origin of the cornucopia. 

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Nov 28 2019

14mins

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743 - How to Get Your Characters Right (Especially When They Aren't Like You)

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In this interview, Diana Pho, a two-time Hugo nominated editor with Tor.com Publishing, helped me understand the role of sensitivity readers and how to write a diverse cast of characters without completely screwing it up.

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Nov 25 2019

31mins

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742 - Famous Quotations. Silent Letters.

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You may think that quotation you love came from Plato or G. K. Chesterton, but are you sure? Also, we look at why it's tricky to to figure out why a letter is silent in certain words.

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Nov 21 2019

16mins

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741 - Behind the Scenes in Publishing.

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If you're interested in publishing a YA novel (or are just interested in how publishing works), this interview with Kat Brzozowski about Swoon Reads and what happens behind the scenes is for you.

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Nov 18 2019

21mins

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740 - Do You Know When to Use Quotation Marks? Also, How to Create a House Style.

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Do you know when to use quotation marks? How about single quotation marks? Also, you know about the major style guides (AP, Chicago, etc.), but do you also have your own house style guide? Here's why you should!

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Nov 15 2019

16mins

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739 - The Problem with Sarcasm. Filthy Lucre.

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People have been trying to create sarcasm punctuation marks for years, but the solution is already in our hands. Plus, have you ever wondered why we call money "filthy lucre"? We did!

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Nov 11 2019

15mins

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738 - Can a Boy Raised by Wolves Learn to Speak Human Language? It Depends.

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The story of Victor of Aveyron, a boy who was raised by wolves and taught us about language.

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Nov 07 2019

15mins

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737 - Curtis Chen: Using NaNoWriMo to Kickstart Your Novel

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How you can use NaNoWriMo to jumpstart your fiction writing. Plus, more extreme measures to move your writing forward...if you're up for it.

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Nov 04 2019

35mins

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736 - Ghastly Words for Ghosts. Quid pro Quo.

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In honor of Halloween, we look at ghastly words for ghosts. Also, people have been asking how to properly use the phrase "quid pro quo," so we have the answer. (Do you know the plural?)

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Oct 31 2019

17mins

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735 - Dave Itzkoff on Writing a Biography of Robin Williams

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Oct 28 2019

35mins

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734 - Ghost Words

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In honor of Halloween, we talk about ghost words such as "phantomnation," "gravy," "twill," and more. Words that shouldn't exist.

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Oct 24 2019

12mins

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733 - Why People Hate Words Like 'Moist'

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When people have a negative physical reaction to a specific word, it's called word aversion (not misophonia as some people mistakenly presume). "Moist," "pustule," and "panties" are just a few of the words that come up over and over. In this episode, I talk with a psychologist to see what we know about these kinds of feelings.

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Oct 21 2019

25mins

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732 - How to Write a Conclusion. ‘Rebut’ or ‘Refute’?

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Writing a conclusion can be the hardest part of writing an essay. We have help! Also, a listener asked me to explain the difference between "rebut" and "refute."

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Oct 17 2019

10mins

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731 - Compound Possession. 'Friday' or 'On Friday'?

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In this show, we answer two listener questions: 1. Should you write about "Bill and Ted's trip" or "Bill's and Ted's trip"? 2. Should you say you'll listen "Tuesday" or "on Tuesday"?

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Oct 14 2019

13mins

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730 - Turning a Podcast into a Novel: 'The Bright Sessions' to 'The Infinite Noise'

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Lauren Shippen, the creator of one of my new favorite audio dramas, "The Bright Sessions," talks about turning a podcast into a novel and about going from working alone to working on multiple projects and managing whole teams.

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Oct 10 2019

33mins

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729 - Making Words That End in Y Plural.'Primer' Pronunciation.

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If you've ever wondered why "primer" is sometimes pronounced "primmer," this show is for you! We also talk about why you make words that end in Y plural in different ways.

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Oct 07 2019

12mins

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728 - How English Words Came Into French After World War II

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French authorities tried to keep English out of their language, but “tank,” “bulldozer,” and “jeep” got the ball rolling, and it kept going from there.

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Oct 03 2019

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