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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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Informative and fun

By jd_wright - Mar 31 2020
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Always a treat to listen to!

SO HELPFUL

By millyitaly - Mar 11 2020
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Helped me for act prep LOVE GRAMMAR GIRL!!

iTunes Ratings

2293 Ratings
Average Ratings
1584
403
119
88
99

Informative and fun

By jd_wright - Mar 31 2020
Read more
Always a treat to listen to!

SO HELPFUL

By millyitaly - Mar 11 2020
Read more
Helped me for act prep LOVE GRAMMAR GIRL!!
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Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

All 651 episodes from oldest to newest

783 - How Hurricanes Get Their Names. When You Should Avoid Using Contractions.

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Isaias. Mitch. Andrew. Jimena. How hurricanes get their names, and why you'll see some names twice and others never again. Also, have you ever heard that you shouldn't use contractions in your writing? We have the real story.

Read the transcripts: Hurricanes. Contractions.

Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.

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Grammar Pop iOS game.
Peeve Wars card game.

Grammar Girl books.

HOST: Mignon Fogarty
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

Links: 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe

http://twitter.com/grammargirl

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https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

Aug 06 2020

18mins

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782 - What are those dots over letters? Why does 'money' have a plural, and how do you spell it?

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What are those double dots over letters in English? Why does "money" have a plural, and how do you spell it?

Read the transcripts: Diaeresis. 'Monies' or 'Moneys'?

Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.

Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 

Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Grammar Pop iOS game.
Peeve Wars card game.

Grammar Girl books.

HOST: Mignon Fogarty
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

Links: 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe

http://twitter.com/grammargirl

http://facebook.com/grammargirl

http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl

http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl

https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

Jul 30 2020

10mins

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781 - Blursday or Whensday? Middle Grade Versus Young Adult Fiction

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Blursday is a popular word to use when you don't know what day of the week it is. It captures that disoriented feeling when everything is a blur. And our wonderful fiction editor Diana Pho is back with a comparison of middle grade and young adult fiction. You'll learn a lot!

Read the transcripts: Blursday. Middle Grade Versus Young Adult

Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.

Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 

Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Grammar Pop iOS game.
Peeve Wars card game.

Grammar Girl books.

HOST: Mignon Fogarty
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

Links: 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe

http://twitter.com/grammargirl

http://facebook.com/grammargirl

http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl

http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl

https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

Jul 23 2020

16mins

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780 - Which Comes First? Who or Where?

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We started to wonder about the question words in the phrase "Who does what and goes where when."

Read the transcript.

Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.

Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 

Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Grammar Pop iOS game.
Peeve Wars card game.

Grammar Girl books.

HOST: Mignon Fogarty
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

Links: 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe

http://twitter.com/grammargirl

http://facebook.com/grammargirl

http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl

http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl

https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

Jul 16 2020

14mins

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

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

Read the transcripts: OED. Black. Playwriting.

OED Antedating Link: public.oed.com/appeals/oed-antedatings

Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.

Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 

Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Grammar Pop iOS game.
Peeve Wars card game.

Grammar Girl books.

HOST: Mignon Fogarty
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

Links: 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe

http://twitter.com/grammargirl

http://facebook.com/grammargirl

http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl

http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl

https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

Jul 09 2020

14mins

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

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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 "yoiks."

Read the transcripts: Red Skies. Yoiks.

Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.

Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 

Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Grammar Pop iOS game.
Peeve Wars card game.

Grammar Girl books.

HOST: Mignon Fogarty
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

Links: 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe

http://twitter.com/grammargirl

http://facebook.com/grammargirl

http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl

http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl

https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

Jul 02 2020

14mins

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

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Fiction editor Joshua Essoe gives his best tips for writing fight scenes (hint: it's not about the fighting). And he describes how he got his first editing gig, which has led to a solid career as a freelance fiction editor.

Get Joshua's book, Essoe's Guides to Writing: Action Sequences.

Read the transcript.

Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.

Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 

Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Grammar Pop iOS game.
Peeve Wars card game.

Grammar Girl books.

HOST: Mignon Fogarty
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

Links: 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe

http://twitter.com/grammargirl

http://facebook.com/grammargirl

http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl

http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl

https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

Jun 25 2020

29mins

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

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Our writer was surprised when he came across "clew" instead of "clue" in a detective novel from 1929, and the explanation includes a great story about the origin of the word "clue." Also, people have been wondering about the difference between "systematic" and "systemic." They come from the same root, but have subtle differences in meaning.  Don't get it wrong!

Read the transcripts: ‘Clue’ or ‘Clew’? ‘Systemic’ or ‘Systematic’?

Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.

Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 

Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Grammar Pop iOS game.
Peeve Wars card game.

Grammar Girl books.

HOST: Mignon Fogarty
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

Links: 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe

http://twitter.com/grammargirl

http://facebook.com/grammargirl

http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl

http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl

https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

Jun 18 2020

11mins

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

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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."

Read the transcripts: Bad Apples. A Couple and a Few.

Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.

Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 

Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Grammar Pop iOS game.
Peeve Wars card game.

Grammar Girl books.

HOST: Mignon Fogarty
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

Links: 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe

http://twitter.com/grammargirl

http://facebook.com/grammargirl

http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl

http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl

https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

Jun 11 2020

11mins

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774 - Roy Peter Clark on Civic Clarity

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Roy Peter Clark has been teaching writing at the Poynter Institute since 1977 and regularly offers up some of the best writing advice I see. Today, we talked about 

  • Writing differently during the pandemic
  • Living up to your duty as a writer to achieve civic clarity
  • Creating his new book, "Murder Your Darlings"
  • Learning that one of his best writing tips (which he shares) is as old as Roman times
  • Being a putter-inner instead of a taker-outter

Read the transcript: Roy Peter Clark interview.

Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.

Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 

Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Grammar Pop iOS game.
Peeve Wars card game.

Grammar Girl books.

HOST: Mignon Fogarty
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

Links: 

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe

http://twitter.com/grammargirl

http://facebook.com/grammargirl

http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl

http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl

https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

Jun 04 2020

33mins

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