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
||460 GG Global English: Prepone, Do the Needful, and More||Parentheses. Global English. Stand on Line.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||459 GG Subject-Verb Agreement||Subject-Verb Agreement||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||458 GG Can You Process These Tricky, but Grammatical, Sentences?||Does E-book Need a Hyphen? Can You Process These Tricky, but Grammatical, Sentences? Minions||3/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||457 GG If Versus Whether||Homey Versus Homely. If Versus Whether. At Bay||3/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||456 GG Is Starting a Sentence With So Condescending?||Is Starting a Sentence With So Condescending?||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Announcement||No show this week||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||455 GG Why Do We Drive on Parkways and Park on Driveways?||Dreamed or Dreamt? Driveway, Parkway, and Dooryard. Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo.||2/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||454 GG Splitting Infinitives||Capitalizing Theories. Splitting Infinitives. Samuel Johnson.||2/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||453 GG Less Versus Fewer||Capitalizing Ages. Less Versus Fewer. The Bee's Knees||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||452 GG Why People Misuse Prepositions||Compliment Versus Complement. Misusing Prepositions. How 8 Fonts Got Their Names||1/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||451 GG Impossible Participals||Commas with Jr., Impossible Participial Phrases. Onomatopoeia.||1/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||450 GG Is Sign Language Universal?||Tons of tidbits about sign language from interpreter David Peach||1/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||449 GG Double Possessives||An easy trick to remember the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs and a discussion of why a sentence such as "He's a friend of Fred's" is so tricky.||1/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||448 GG How Our Brains Process Hyperbole||Champ or Chomp at the Bit. Hyperbole. Adulting.||12/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||447 GG Weird Ideas About Paragraph Length||Why some disease names are capitalized, why it's OK to vary your paragraph length, and tidbits about Johannes Gutenberg||12/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||446 GG Why Don't People Say "Thou" Anymore||Xmas Versus Christmas. Why Don't People Say Thou Anymore? Kitty-Corner Versus Catty-Corner||12/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||445 GG Why Do People Say "Like" All the Time?||Is "boughten" a word? Did Valley Girls invent "like"? Is German Chocolate Cake from Germany?||12/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||444 GG Between You and Me||Lightening Versus Lightning. Between You and Me. Why We Call Teddy Bears Teddy Bears||11/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||443 GG Done Versus Finished||Done Versus Finished, Types of Nouns, and Why Grimm's Fairy Tales Should Make You Think of Linguistics||11/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||442 GG Make Me a Sandwich||Based on Versus Based off. Make Me a Sandwich: A Joke About Verbs. How to Pronounce Zero||11/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||441 GG Mic or Mike? Simple or Simplistic? Uppercase and Lowercase||Mic or Mike? Simple or Simplistic? Uppercase and Lowercase||11/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||440 GG How to Plan a Novel||For NaNoWriMo: How to format a character's thoughts, how to plan a novel, and the surprising newness of the novel format||10/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||439 GG Texting, Coffins, and Death||Texting, Coffins, and Death||10/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||438 GG Why Do People Say Punctuation Out Loud?||Why people say things such as "We never leave any soldier behind. Period."||10/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||437 GG What’s the difference between England, Great Britain, and the UK?||What’s the difference between England, Great Britain, and the UK?||10/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Find 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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