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You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com

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You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com

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Such a fine show

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Thank you.

Love it!

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Very informative show! And fun to listen to.

iTunes Ratings

2033 Ratings
Average Ratings
1409
365
99
75
85

Such a fine show

By Iambic12345 - Jun 09 2019
Read more
Thank you.

Love it!

By Ridley182 - Jan 03 2019
Read more
Very informative show! And fun to listen to.
Cover image of Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #200 in Education category

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You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com

Rank #1: 677 - BONUS: LeVar Burton Reads

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Apr 08 2019
4 mins
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Rank #2: 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
17 mins
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Rank #3: 594 - The Plural of 'Batman.' Why Smart People Struggle with Shakespeare Too.

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I debate what the plural of "Batman" should be (it's not straightforward!) and explore why the language of Shakespeare is hard to understand, even if you're smart.

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Nov 09 2017
18 mins
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Rank #4: 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
11 mins
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Rank #5: 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
13 mins
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Rank #6: 587 - More British & American Differences. Quotation Marks with Periods and Commas

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Quotation Marks with Periods and Commas

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Sep 21 2017
13 mins
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Rank #7: 560 GG Devil's Advocate. 3 Tips for Creating Sentences with Punch

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This week we talk about why we call someone a "devil's advocate" and why the rules of writing are the same for good lawyers and good thriller writers.

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Mar 16 2017
12 mins
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Rank #8: 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
18 mins
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Rank #9: 656 - ‘Relapse’ or ‘Recur’? 'Kneeled' or 'Knelt.' ’Methinks.’

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This week, I have a Quick and Dirty Tip about the difference between the words “relapse” and “recur,” another Quick and Dirty Tip about the difference between “kneeled” and “knelt,” and a meaty middle about the word “methinks.” Methinks you’ll like it!

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Jan 17 2019
13 mins
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Rank #10: 652 - ‘Purposely' or 'Purposefully'? Yule.

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In this week's Grammar Girl podcast, I help you stop misusing "purposefully" and delve into the history of yuletide.

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Dec 20 2018
12 mins
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Rank #11: 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
13 mins
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Rank #12: 690 - The Spelling Bee Kids

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The author of "Beeline" reveals where those funny example sentences come from in the spelling bee and what the success of young spellers can tell us about Generation Z.

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May 23 2019
22 mins
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Rank #13: 657 - 'Tip of the Hat" or 'Tip Your Hand'? 'Yeah No.'

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This week, we figure out why you tip both your hat and your hand, and then we take a fascinating look at why people use the seemingly illogical phrase "Yeah no."

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Jan 24 2019
19 mins
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Rank #14: 632 - 'Ask' as a Noun. Ships as 'She.'

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This week we answer a listener question about "the ask" and look at whether it's OK to call boats, cars, and countries "she."

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Aug 02 2018
13 mins
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Rank #15: 651 - 'Capitulate' or 'Recapitulate'? Colons.

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This week, we investigate why "capitulate" and "recapitulate" have such different meanings when they seem so similar, and we review how to use colons. It's probably more complicated than you think because different style guides have different recommendations.

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Dec 13 2018
12 mins
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Rank #16: 664 - Benjamin Dreyer and His Unusual Pet Peeves

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New York Times bestselling author Benjamin Dreyer talks about his pet peeves, how he found his voice, why his book largely ignores AP style, and more.

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Feb 21 2019
38 mins
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Rank #17: 688 - Dangling Participles

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What are participles and why do they dangle? 

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May 16 2019
9 mins
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Rank #18: 630 - Who Wrote the ABC Song? Shark Idioms!

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This week, we talk about who wrote the alphabet song that helps people learn their ABCs, and we investigate six silly idioms about sharks. #SharkWeek

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Jul 19 2018
13 mins
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Rank #19: 682 - Do You Drop Your T's? 'Sneaked' and 'Snuck.'

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Young women are leading language change again! This time, it's dropping T's in words like "Vermont" and "important." Also, we look at how "snuck" is sneaking up on "sneaked."

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Apr 25 2019
17 mins
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