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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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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

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