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
||485 GG Firstly. Exclamation Points. Leeway.||Firstly. Exclamation Points. Leeway.||10/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||484 GG Mantel or Mantle? Bulleted Lists||Mantel or Mantle? Bulleted Lists||10/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||483 GG Sort, Kind, or Type? Homophones, Homographs, and Homonyms||Sort, Kind, or Type? Homophones, Homographs, and Homonyms||9/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||482 GG Amused or Bemused. Being Bilingual. Positive Anymore.||Amused or Bemused. Being Bilingual. Positive Anymore||9/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||481 GG And/Or. That Should Be a Word.||And/Or. That Should Be a Word.||9/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||480 GG Matriculate. Diminutives. Crocodile or Alligator?||Matriculate. Diminutives. Crocodile or Alligator?||9/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||479 GG Scrabble in Different Parts of the World||Scrabble in Different Parts of the World||8/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||478 GG Why English Has Silent Letters||Fictitious and Fictional. Silent Letters. Adult, Adolescent, and Adultery.||8/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||477 GG Scrabble Extravaganza||How New Words Get Added to the Scrabble Dictionaries (Yes, Dictionaries, Plural)||8/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||476 GG Zero Percent, Prefixes and Suffixes, Malapropisms||476 GG Zero Percent, Prefixes and Suffixes, Malapropisms||8/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||281 How Do Words Get in the Dictionary?||How Do Words Get in the Dictionary?||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||475 GG How a Comma Can Get You out of a Parking Ticket||Numbers in Parentheses. Comma Law. Minions.||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||474 GG Flesh Out. Last Names. Hat Trick.||Flesh Out. Last Names. Hat Trick.||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||473 GG How Understanding Toy Story Can Help You Get into College||Ban Together or Band Together? How Understanding 'Toy Story' Can Help Get You into College. Left Holding the Bag.||7/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||472 GG Citizen or Resident? Let's and Let Us. Newfangled.||Citizen or Resident? Let's and Let Us. Newfangled.||6/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||471 GG Size versus Sized. When Is It OK to Be Redundant? Mind Your P’s and Q’s.||Size versus Sized. When Is It OK to Be Redundant? Mind Your P’s and Q’s.||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||470 GG Prepositions in Shakespeare||How Many Spaces After a Colon? Prepositions in Shakespeare. A Treat.||6/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||469 GG Kudos. Crossword Puzzles. Squad Goals. June 4, 2015.||Kudos. Crossword Puzzles. Squad Goals. June 4, 2015.||6/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||468 GG Congratulations. Food Names That Come From Countries…or Not. Tall Poppy Syndrome.||Congratulations. Food Names That Come From Countries…or Not. Tall Poppy Syndrome.||5/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||467 GG Deep Seeded or Deep Seated?, Lewis Carroll: He Loved to Play with Language, Japanese Words in English||You may be surprised by some of the English words that come from Japanese and by some of the foreign-based words common in Japanese.||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||466 GG Healthy Versus Healthful. The Best SAT Essay Ever. Fast and Loose||466 GG Healthy Versus Healthful. The Best SAT Essay Ever. Fast and Loose||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||465 GG Two Spaces After a Period?||Yay, Yea, Yeah, and Yes. Two Spaces After a Period? English Words from Spanish||5/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||464 GG Weird Conditionals||What Should You Call A Group of Engaged People? If-Clauses That are Always True. Dark Horse.||4/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||463 GG Most or Almost. Parallel Structure. Follow Suit||463 GG Most or Almost. Parallel Structure. Follow Suit||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||462 GG Everyday. Ain't. Eponyms||Everyday. Ain't. Eponyms||4/16/2015||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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