Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

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WINNER OF BEST EDUCATION PODCAST IN THE 2017 PODCAST AWARDS. 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. Find the full, ad-free archive of Grammar Girl, as well as exclusive bonus episodes, only on Stitcher Premium. Use code GRAMMAR for one free month at

This week, we’ll talk about why I pronounce the word “aggravate” in a way that irritated many of you, the difference between “interment” and “internment,” and why Norwegians use the word "Texas" to mean “wild” or “crazy.” FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: Facebook: Pinterest: Instagram: LinkedIn: SPONSORS (offer code GRAMMAR) (offer code GG) (offer code GRAMMAR) GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: For iPad and iPhone: GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS


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