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 your love of the English language. 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.

Why It's Called 'Daylight Saving Time.' The Origin of the Word 'Woman.'
How Americans came to call fringe "bangs." Plus, how to identify a book's genre.
What Does ‛Mardi Gras’ Mean? "Drive to Work" Versus "Drive Home"
You may write "XOXO" to means "hugs and kisses," but do you know how those symbols get their meaning?
Saturday and Tuesday come from different places. The days of the week are names you've known your whole life, but do you know their origin?
756 756 - High Odds or Low Odds? Jan. 30, 2020
Be careful when using "high" and "low" to describe odds.
755 755 - How to Write Anything Jan. 23, 2020
Develop this one skill and you'll write better essays, profiles, movie reviews, complaint letters, and more.
Language experts actually have theories about why people say they "could care less" (instead of they "couldn't care less"). We dig deep to find the root of the problem.
In this interview, I talk with Bourne Morris about starting a writing career after you've retired. Bourne is the author of four novels including her newest, "A Woman of Two Minds."
You don’t have to learn a new script when you learn Norwegian, Czech, or Portuguese, let alone French, so why does every East Asian language require you to learn a new script?
The word is transliterated from Hebrew instead of being directly translated from Hebrew.
The word is transliterated from Hebrew instead of being directly translated from Hebrew.
The sky is so dark in the Northern Hemisphere these days that it feels pitch black by 5:00 PM. Here's why call it "pitch black." Also, we know what gold is, but why did the three wise men give gifts of frankincense and myrrh?
The sky is so dark in the Northern Hemisphere these days that it feels pitch black by 5:00 PM. Here's why call it "pitch black." Also, we know what gold is, but why did the three wise men give gifts of frankincense and myrrh?
You think you know what you're trying to say, but are you making it clear? Joel Schwartzberg, author of "Get to the Point" has some great tips for, well, getting to the point.
You think you know what you're trying to say, but are you making it clear? Joel Schwartzberg, author of "Get to the Point" has some great tips for, well, getting to the point.
Do you think of the future as being in front of you or behind you? It might depend on what language you speak. Also, we explore the many languages of 'Star Wars.'
Do you think of the future as being in front of you or behind you? It might depend on what language you speak. Also, we explore the many languages of 'Star Wars.'
Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your creativity and writing? You may be surprised to find out how much techniques from improv can help!
Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your creativity and writing? You may be surprised to find out how much techniques from improv can help!