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.

Making last names plural? Addressing more than one sister-in-law? More than one Mister? We show you how to address them properly. Also, we investigate why we sometimes ask "How come?" instead of "Why?"
Making last names plural? Addressing more than one sister-in-law? More than one Mister? We show you how to address them properly. Also, we investigate why we sometimes ask "How come?" instead of "Why?"
The AP Stylebook changed its stance on using "over" to mean "more than." Plenty of people were shocked. Find out why they shouldn't have been. And then we debate the linguistics of whether a hamburger is a sandwich.
The AP Stylebook changed its stance on using "over" to mean "more than." Plenty of people were shocked. Find out why they shouldn't have been. And then we debate the linguistics of whether a hamburger is a sandwich.
Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that and we look at other turkey idioms. And continuing the Thanksgiving theme, we also explore the weird origin of the cornucopia.
Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that and we look at other turkey idioms. And continuing the Thanksgiving theme, we also explore the weird origin of the cornucopia.
The role of sensitivity readers and how to write a diverse cast of characters without completely screwing it up.
The role of sensitivity readers and how to write a diverse cast of characters without completely screwing it up.
The Internet Makes It Easier (and Harder) to Find Original Sources. Also, we look at why it's tricky to to figure out why a letter is silent in certain words.
The Internet Makes It Easier (and Harder) to Find Original Sources. Also, we look at why it's tricky to to figure out why a letter is silent in certain words.
If you're interested in publishing a YA novel (or are just interested in how publishing works), this interview with Kat Brzozowski about Swoon Reads and what happens behind the scenes is for you.
If you're interested in publishing a YA novel (or are just interested in how publishing works), this interview with Kat Brzozowski about Swoon Reads and what happens behind the scenes is for you.
Do you know when to use quotation marks? How about single quotation marks? You know about the major style guides (AP, Chicago, APA, etc.), but do you also have your own house style guide? Here's why you should!
Do you know when to use quotation marks? How about single quotation marks? You know about the major style guides (AP, Chicago, APA, etc.), but do you also have your own house style guide? Here's why you should!
People have been trying to create sarcasm punctuation marks for years, but the solution is already in our hands. Plus, have you ever wondered why we call money "filthy lucre"? We did!
People have been trying to create sarcasm punctuation marks for years, but the solution is already in our hands. Plus, have you ever wondered why we call money "filthy lucre"? We did!
The story of Victor of Aveyron, a boy who was raised by wolves and taught us about language.
The story of Victor of Aveyron, a boy who was raised by wolves and taught us about language.
How you can use NaNoWriMo to jumpstart your fiction writing. Plus, more extreme measures to move your writing forward...if you're up for it.
How you can use NaNoWriMo to jumpstart your fiction writing. Plus, more extreme measures to move your writing forward...if you're up for it.