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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.

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    • 4.5 • 105 Ratings

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.

    'Addictive' or 'addicting'? Types of nouns. Folley

    'Addictive' or 'addicting'? Types of nouns. Folley

    970. We answer a listener question about the difference between "addictive" and "addicting," and then we look at how to write compound nouns: did you visit a coffeehouse or a coffee house?

    • 14 min
    Tracing the origins of Miami's new English. Why it's not a 'gumballs' machine. Embassy Sweets.

    Tracing the origins of Miami's new English. Why it's not a 'gumballs' machine. Embassy Sweets.

    969. From "wolkenkratzer" in German to "flea market" in English, direct translations called calques show how languages borrow from each other. This week, we look at how these translations are changing English in Miami and Spanish in Louisiana. Plus, we look at the difference between "gumball machine" and "gumballs machine" and how it might explain Joe Alwyn's Tortured Man Chat.

    • 19 min
    Taylor Swift Doesn't Need Your Grammatical Approval. In Love. Foil Lump Surprise.

    Taylor Swift Doesn't Need Your Grammatical Approval. In Love. Foil Lump Surprise.

    968. We explain why Taylor Swift's album title doesn't need an apostrophe and how the preposition "in" signals passion.

    • 13 min
    'A' versus 'an.' 'Larruping' rides again. Euonyms. Flavoring.

    'A' versus 'an.' 'Larruping' rides again. Euonyms. Flavoring.

    967. Should you say "a honor" or "an honor"? It's trickier than you think! We explore why articles depend on sounds and regional variations, the difference between "thee" and "thuh," and your stories about delicious phrasings.

    • 12 min
    From 'hwhat' to 'what': Tracing a letter's disappearing act. Barkhouse.

    From 'hwhat' to 'what': Tracing a letter's disappearing act. Barkhouse.

    966. We explore the rise and fall of the letter H: Debates over its name ("haitch" or "aitch"?) and why a once-prestigious pronunciation like "hwhat" now seems old-fashioned.

    • 17 min
    The listener show! (canceled, think, lettuce, funnily, episode numbers, at about, mangos, musgos)

    The listener show! (canceled, think, lettuce, funnily, episode numbers, at about, mangos, musgos)

    965. It's a listener question extravaganza! I answer your questions about "canceled," "another think/thing coming," zero plurals such as "fish," the way I reference verbs, episode numbers, "at about," mangos versus green peppers, and musgos.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Ash in Melbourne ,

Helpful

Usually listen on my morning commute to work. The history of phrases and quick and dirty tips are fun ways for me to learn and well if we had this in school rather than those huge dry text books i may have paid more attention.

1mdub ,

Awesome Podacast

This is an amazing podcast, I love listening to it on the bus on my way to school and then perplex my friends once I arrive. Your podcast is easy to understand and has had me hooked from the age of 9. I would also like to commend your effort for your appearance on The Big Fib. Keep up the Great work!

Greenfern ,

Love language

I listen to Grammar Girl anywhere - driving, cooking, running, washing clothes...Thank you so much for putting this really informative podcast together and doing you bit to promote accurate use of language. It is great to see English appreciated.
Catherine from Toowoomba Australia

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