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Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
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Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed... more

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Episodes

Why we have both 'a' and 'an.' What does it mean to be lonely? Sufficiency.

920. Once you start thinking about it, it's weird that we have both "a" and "an." It gets even weirder... more

21 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
How 'napron' became 'apron' (and what that has to do with newts). 'Ahold' or 'a hold'?

919. Rebracketing is a fascinating process that gives us more words than you might imagine, even words from French and... more

14 Mar 2023 · 13 minutes
Why do people 'drop' a new single? How to pronounce 'often.'

918. Since "drop" can mean both "to release" and "to cancel," it can get confusing. We look at how... more

07 Mar 2023 · 12 minutes
How to actually improve your grammar. Why parallelism is important (and how to use it). Keycoos.

917. For National Grammar Day, we answer one of the most common questions I get: How can I improve my... more

28 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
How writing very short stories can improve all your writing (with Grant Faulkner)

916. Grant Faulkner, author of "The Art of Brevity" and executive director of NaNoWriMo talks with us about how writing... more

21 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
Language Reveals Universal Truths About Love. 'Wool Sweater' or 'Woolen Sweater'?

915. Love is much more than romance, and different languages reveal universal truths about the different kinds of love. Plus,... more

14 Feb 2023 · 12 minutes
Interview with a creator of 'Schoolhouse Rock'!

914. To mark the 50th anniversary of "Schoolhouse Rock," the Saturday morning cartoon that taught millions of children about grammar,... more

07 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
What Does the AP Have Against France? Out Over Your Skis. Lands' End. Tolater.

913. This week brought us a silly kerfuffle in which the AP may have insulted France. Plus, we investigate the... more

31 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Teddy Bears. The Brothers Grimm. Danger Cluck.

912. We look at who the Teddy is in "teddy bears" and reveal why the Brothers Grimm, from fairytales, were... more

24 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
Weird punctuation with 'Jr.' Carl's Jr. Hockey.

911. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we cover a bunch of interesting things about labels such as... more

17 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Why we have both 'a' and 'an.' What does it mean to be lonely? Sufficiency.
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing