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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 • 80 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.

    811 - Inigo Montoya and Coining Phrases. 'Dose' or 'Dosage'?

    811 - Inigo Montoya and Coining Phrases. 'Dose' or 'Dosage'?

    Coin a phrase? It does not mean what you think it means. And get your dose (or dosage?) right.
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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
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    • 12 min
    810 - Words out of Time. Why 'OK' Is OK.

    810 - Words out of Time. Why 'OK' Is OK.

    Would words and phrases like "operative" and "pump him for information" be out of place in a novel set in the 1800s? We investigate! And we also look at the two spellings of "OK/okay," and I explain why I prefer "OK." (It has a fun history.)
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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
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    • 15 min
    809 - Rethink Descriptions Like 'Diabetic.' The Wonderful World of Italics,

    809 - Rethink Descriptions Like 'Diabetic.' The Wonderful World of Italics,

    Should you call someone a diabetic or a person with diabetes? Also, are you confused about when to use italics? We have the basics (and something that might be changing)!
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    Grammar Pop iOS game.
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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
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    • 14 min
    808 - 6 Latin Abbreviations You Should Know. 'Imply' or 'Infer'?

    808 - 6 Latin Abbreviations You Should Know. 'Imply' or 'Infer'?

    6 Latin Abbreviations You Should Know. 'Imply' or 'Infer'?
    Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 
    Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.
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    Grammar Pop iOS game.
    Peeve Wars card game.
    Grammar Girl books.
    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
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    • 14 min
    807 - Why We Call Them Sea 'Shanties.' A Trick to Remember How to Spell 'Conscience'

    807 - Why We Call Them Sea 'Shanties.' A Trick to Remember How to Spell 'Conscience'

    If you're enjoying sea shanties these days, have you wondered why they're called "shanties"? Plus, I always have a hard time remembering how to spell "conscience." Here's my trick for getting it right.
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    Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.
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    Grammar Pop iOS game.
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    Grammar Girl books.
    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
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    • 12 min
    806 - Why You Should Try Fanfiction. How to Find Tricky Pronunciations.

    806 - Why You Should Try Fanfiction. How to Find Tricky Pronunciations.

    Why writing fanfiction can make you a better overall writer. Plus, my tricks for figuring out tricky pronunciations.
    Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 
    Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.
    Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
    Grammar Pop iOS game.
    Peeve Wars card game.
    Grammar Girl books.
    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
    Links: 
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

emkay_online ,

Great podcast, thank you!

A great way to keep my interest in language going. I find things like the differences between US and UK English particularly fascinating.

MagicLlama97 ,

Too American

As an international listener, this is way too American for me. Interesting topics, but they are narrated in such a self-centred and close-minded way that I can’t listen for long. I mean ‘zip codes are an American thing’ - seriously? You get zip codes in basically every developed country, no need to explain them like anyone but Americans is too stupid to understand. How about seeing further than the end of the American nose? The generic standard voice of the host doesn’t help either.

Jen071211 ,

Such an informative podcast

I love listening to this on my runs and while doing mundane chores. Such great tips and useful information! I’ve learned so much!

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