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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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    • 3.9, 37 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.

    778 - Do We Say 'Red Skies at Night, Sailor's Delight' Because of the Saharan Dust Plumes? Also, 'Yoiks!'

    778 - Do We Say 'Red Skies at Night, Sailor's Delight' Because of the Saharan Dust Plumes? Also, 'Yoiks!'

    The Saharan dust plumes can make the sky red, but they aren't the source of the old saying "Red skies at night, sailor's delight. Red skies in the morning, sailor take warning." That comes from clouds! Also, we talk about which came first: "yikes" or "yoiks."
    Read the transcripts: Red Skies. Yoiks.
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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
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    • 14 min
    777 - How to Write Fight Scenes (and How to Get Started as a Fiction Editor)

    777 - How to Write Fight Scenes (and How to Get Started as a Fiction Editor)

    Fiction editor Joshua Essoe gives his best tips for writing fight scenes (hint: it's not about the fighting). And he describes how he got his first editing gig, which has led to a solid career as a freelance fiction editor.
    Get Joshua's book, Essoe's Guides to Writing: Action Sequences.
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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
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    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
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    • 29 min
    776 - Why a Detective Searched for 'Clews' in a 1929 Novel. ‘Systemic’ or ‘Systematic’?

    776 - Why a Detective Searched for 'Clews' in a 1929 Novel. ‘Systemic’ or ‘Systematic’?

    Our writer was surprised when he came across "clew" instead of "clue" in a detective novel from 1929, and the explanation includes a great story about the origin of the word "clue." Also, people have been wondering about the difference between "systematic" and "systemic." They come from the same root, but have subtle differences in meaning.  Don't get it wrong!
    Read the transcripts: ‘Clue’ or ‘Clew’? ‘Systemic’ or ‘Systematic’?
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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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    • 11 min
    775 - Why We Talk About 'Bad Apples.' 'A Few' Versus 'a Couple'

    775 - Why We Talk About 'Bad Apples.' 'A Few' Versus 'a Couple'

    We started to wonder why people seem to forget the second half of the saying about bad apples. Plus, we settle a dispute about the difference between "a couple" and "a few."
    Read the transcripts: Bad Apples. A Couple and a Few.
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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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    • 11 min
    774 - Roy Peter Clark on Civic Clarity

    774 - Roy Peter Clark on Civic Clarity

    Roy Peter Clark has been teaching writing at the Poynter Institute since 1977 and regularly offers up some of the best writing advice I see. Today, we talked about 
    Writing differently during the pandemic
    Living up to your duty as a writer to achieve civic clarity
    Creating his new book, "Murder Your Darlings"
    Learning that one of his best writing tips (which he shares) is as old as Roman times
    Being a putter-inner instead of a taker-outter
    Read the transcript: Roy Peter Clark interview.
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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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    • 33 min
    773 - Postal Zones. Reenter. Bougie.

    773 - Postal Zones. Reenter. Bougie.

    How postal zones led to ZIP codes. Why I like to put a hyphen in "re-enter." How "bougie," which today has a negative connotation, came from an older word that meant simply "middle class."
    Read the transcripts: ZIP Codes. Re-enter. Bougie.
    Use the hashtag #WhereIListen to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.
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    Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.
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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.
    Links: 
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Pantalaimon1319 ,

New spin to grammar

The show gives a new spin for learning grammar and writing; thank you. Keep on great work. NJ Thailand.

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Good but too long ads

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