Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
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Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. 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. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com
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||Clean518 GG Are You Interurban? Vonnegut's Famous Semicolon Quotation Was Taken Out of Context. Off the Cuff.||Are You Interurban? Vonnegut's Famous Semicolon Quotation Was Taken Out of Context. Off the Cuff.||5/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean517 GG Why Do We Call It Commencement? When to Delete "It"||Why Do We Call It Commencement? When to Delete "It"||5/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean516 GG Celsius Versus Centigrade. 'Between' Versus 'Among'||Celsius Versus Centigrade. 'Between' Versus 'Among'||5/12/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean515 GG Home vs. Away? How to Make Product Names Plural||Home vs. Away? How to Make Product Names Plural||5/5/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
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||Clean513 GG North or Northbound. Subjunctive Verbs.||North or Northbound. Subjunctive Verbs.||4/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean512 GG Titled or Entitled? AP Style Updates. Into Thin Air.||Titled or Entitled? AP Style Updates. Into Thin Air. (Squiggly steals chocolate and blames aliens.)||4/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean511 GG Pronouncing Pulitzer. Navajo Codes in WWII||Why Pulitzer Isn’t Pronounced the Way You Probably Think It Is. How Navajo Codes Helped the Allies Win World War II||4/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean510 GG How Aphasia Causes Difficulty Speaking||Why Some Types of Brain Damage Cause You to Make Up Words like 'Fripple'||3/31/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
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||Clean506 GG Subordinate Clause Examples||Subordinate Clause Examples||3/3/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean505 GG Maudlin. Vocabulary Words||The surprising origin of the word "maudlin," plus three tricks for memorizing vocabulary words.||2/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean504 GG Shined or Shone? Idioms About Tea||Shined or Shone? Idioms About Tea||2/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean503 GG What Is a Canard?||What Is a Canard? What's the Origin of 'Straw Man"?||2/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean502 GG. Straw Man. Wicked.||What Is a Straw Man Argument? Why Do We Pronounce the '-ed' in 'Wicked'?||2/4/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean501 GG Word Families. Caucus||Word Families. Caucus||1/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean500 GG Redundancy. Letters of Recommendation.||How to avoid redundant phrases that may be making you look bad and how to write a great letter of recommendation. Don't dread them anymore!||1/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean499 GG Current or Currant? Singular They||Current or Currant? Singular They||1/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean498 GG A Joke About a Mongoose. Writing Dates.||A Joke About the Plural of Mongoose. Writing Dates.||1/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFind older shows at QuickAndDirtyTips.com||Get the transcript of this podcast, and many other Quick and Dirty Tips Podcasts, at QuickAndDirtyTips.com||1/1/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
Grammar Girl is a wealth of knowledge!
I'm a college Junior majoring in English. I feel I'm reasonably good with grammar, but there are often grammar points that confuse me even still. Grammar Girl's Q&D Tips really have helped me in writing papers and helping my boyfriend (who is a writer and college Senior) edit, correct, and improve his stories. This podcast has helped remind me when to use "who" vs. "whom", and how to properly use prepositions. (Yay! They CAN be at the end of your sentence in certain circumstances). I keep the episodes to listen to over and over, and refer back to them when I am writing. The episodes are the PERFECT length - short and to the point - and Grammar Girl uses excellent examples that are easy to understand, which is helpful when you can't remember quite what a prepositional phrase actually is. This is a great Podcast for anyone: students young and old, businessmen and women, writers, admin assistants, or ANYONE who writes emails, business letters, press announcements, technical documents, papers, stories - whatever! Thanks to Grammar Girl, I will endeavor to stop using two spaces at the beginning of a sentence, since most the time it's unnecessary. :) GET THIS PODCAST! You really won't regret it!
My first review
I've never written one of these before, but I liked Grammar Girl enough to sign up for an account. G.G. is a quick and to the point podcast, which is rare. Heck, some of them don't even have a point to get to, which makes this podcast stand out. Grammar girl is an animated speaker, and she makes what could be a very dry subject matter into amusing little 5 - 10 minute shorts. Like her cheerful logo, she's bright, helpful, and educational.
You go, Grammar Girl!
I love listening to this podcast on my way to work... as a Spanish teacher, every day is a grammar day and you have given me great explanations to help my students better understand concepts that can be daunting. After having been a subscriber for only two weeks, your podcast has already put to rest one of the grammar battles that has been raging among teachers in the World Languages wing for quite awhile...and let's just say that you helped to prove that I was right yet again! Thanks, Grammar Girl. Keep up the good work!
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