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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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    • Language Learning
    • 4.4 • 2.4K 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.

    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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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
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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.
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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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    • 16 min
    805 - 'Acedia': the lost name for the emotion we're all feeling right now

    805 - 'Acedia': the lost name for the emotion we're all feeling right now

    "Acedia": the lost name for the emotion we're all feeling right now. Plus, when does "thank you" need a hyphen?
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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
    804 - Another Think/Thing Coming. 'Sanction,' 'Cleave,' 'Dust,' and More

    804 - Another Think/Thing Coming. 'Sanction,' 'Cleave,' 'Dust,' and More

    Are Americans ruining the put-down "You've got another think coming," or was it the British band Judas Priest? Also, everyone loves Janus words like "sanction," "cleave," and "dust." We talk about what makes them special.
     
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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
    803 - Pandemic, COVID, anderhalvemetersamenleving: 2020 Words of the Year

    803 - Pandemic, COVID, anderhalvemetersamenleving: 2020 Words of the Year

    It's the Oscars of the language world: word-of-the-year data analysis and voting! A spirited conversation with Merriam-Webster's Emily Brewster about the 2020 words of the year.
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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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    • 22 min
    802 - Brandon Sanderson on Writing, Character and Place Names, and the Future

    802 - Brandon Sanderson on Writing, Character and Place Names, and the Future

    Brandon shares funny stories about character and place names gone wrong, his writing struggles, and what the future holds for his work.
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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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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Doc lady ,

Oh that voice

Is it Valley Girl? Not sure what it is but it is annoying to listen to when the end of every sentence is two notes down from the previous. And so scripted. Loosen it up and maybe speak a bit faster? I can’t usually get through a full episode, much as I want to.

nautimind ,

Love Grammar Girl 🥰

I’ve been following Mignon for years. I appreciate her clear enunciation and varied modulation of her voice, and the thing I like most is that she's the first to call mea culpa on herself, then follows up with the correction. The English language is one of the most difficult to master. It demands constant study. Thank you, Mignon, for being a stable host of this sorely needed podcast.

justkaty ,

It’s fine

I like the information and the length. However, the host’s reading voice is exhausting. It doesn’t sound natural and is difficult to listen to.

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