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
||Clean557 GG Double Dactyl Poetry||What's a double dactyl poem?||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean556 GG Tumult. Bull in a China Shop. Always, Never, Usually, Often, Most, and More||Tumult. Bull in a China Shop. Always, Never, Usually, Often, Most, and More||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean555 GG. Toe/Tow the Line. Pled or Pleaded. Animal Idioms.||Toe/Tow the Line. Pled or Pleaded. Animal Idioms.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean554 GG 'Reticent' or 'Reluctant.' Which' or 'That.'||'Reticent' or 'Reluctant.' Which' or 'That.'||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean553 GG Not Only, But Also. Leave in the Lurch. Month Names.||Not Only, But Also. Leave in the Lurch. Month Names.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean551 Capital vs Capitol. Citing Podcasts and Websites||Capital vs Capitol. Citing Podcasts and Websites||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean551 GG. Words of the Year. Writing Tips.||Words of the Year. Writing Tips.||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean550 GG Enormity or Enormousness? Badminton||Enormity or Enormousness? Badminton||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean549 GG Hone/Home In. Apostrophes.||Hone/Home In. Apostrophes.||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean548 GG. What Makes Good Stories.||What makes good stories? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen weighs in.||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean547 GG 'A While' or 'Awhile'? Writing Dialogue||'A While' or 'Awhile'? Writing Dialogue||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean546 GG Anxious/Eager. If Not.||The phrase "if not" is ambigious. Find out why.||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean545 GG Read the Riot Act. The Changing English Language.||Read the Riot Act. The Changing English Language.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean544 GG. Pilgrim Names. Pronouncing Foreign Words||Pilgrim Names. Pronouncing Foreign Words||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean543 GG. By the Wayside. How to Pronounce 'Biopic'||By the Wayside. How to Pronounce 'Biopic'||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean542 GG. 'Aloud' or "Out Loud'? Strong Voice||542 GG. 'Aloud' or "Out Loud'? Strong Voice||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean541 GG Before or Prior To? Foreign Language Syndrome||Before or Prior To? Foreign Language Syndrome||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean540 GG. Cemetery or Graveyard? Peer Editing. To Calendar.||Cemetery or Graveyard? Peer Editing. To Calendar.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean539 GG Capitalizing Job Titles. I.e. Versus E.g. Sentence Diagramming||Capitalizing Job Titles. I.e. Versus E.g. Sentence Diagramming||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean538 Alumni. Words from Bookmaking. Beyond the Pale||How did the language of books expand the English vocabulary?||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean537 GG "Further" Versus "Farther." Horse's Mouth||"Further" Versus "Farther." Horse's Mouth||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean536 GG Hit the Bestseller List: How to Style Your Words Like a Bestselling Author||Want to hit the bestseller list?||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean535 GG Anyways or Anyway? Topic Sentences||Anyways or Anyway? How to Write a Good Topic Sentence||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean534 GG. Bridget Jones. Pay Dirt. Dashes.||Bridget Jones's Baby. Pay Dirt. Dashes.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean533 GG. Etc. Short Shrift. Prepositions||How to Pronounce 'Etcetera," Short Shrift, and Prepositions||9/8/2016||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!