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 sometimes it's not a bad idea to dumb down your language. Get Grammar Girl's books: http://j.mp/allGGbooks. SPONSOR: Get a free 7-day trial at http://lynda.com/grammar.
Why sometimes it's not a bad idea to dumb down your language. Get Grammar Girl's books: http://j.mp/allGGbooks. SPONSOR: Get a free 7-day trial at http://lynda.com/grammar.
We talk about the origins of the phrases "blue collar," "bluestocking," and "blue hair," and discuss whether you should follow a rule you may not have even heard before: Don't use "verbal" to mean "spoken."
We talk about the origins of the phrases "blue collar," "bluestocking," and "blue hair," and discuss whether you should follow a rule you may not have even heard before: Don't use "verbal" to mean "spoken."
Present Tense When Writing About Fiction. The Poop Emoji and Eggcorns.
Present Tense When Writing About Fiction. The Poop Emoji and Eggcorns.
We count nine different allophones of the letter T. Odds are good you'll recognize them all (and some of them may annoy you).
We count nine different allophones of the letter T. Odds are good you'll recognize them all (and some of them may annoy you).
I had a listener insist the wrong way of saying "suddenly" was right, so I had to look into it. Also, I'll help you spell "bated breath" properly (and explain why it looks so weird).
I had a listener insist the wrong way of saying "suddenly" was right, so I had to look into it. Also, I'll help you spell "bated breath" properly (and explain why it looks so weird).
‘Biweekly’ or ‘Semiweekly’? ‘Foward' and ‘Forward.’
‘Biweekly’ or ‘Semiweekly’? ‘Foward' and ‘Forward.’
When to Capitalize 'Google.' Why Zero is 'Love' in Tennis.
When to Capitalize 'Google.' Why Zero is 'Love' in Tennis.
When to Capitalize Computer Terms. StetWalk
When to Capitalize Computer Terms. StetWalk
'Subpoena.' When To Capitalize 'The' in Titles.
'Subpoena.' When To Capitalize 'The' in Titles.
Even if you're not applying to college right now, the format of the college essay has a lot to teach about writing and self-reflection.
Even if you're not applying to college right now, the format of the college essay has a lot to teach about writing and self-reflection.