24 episodes

Grammar Grater is a weekly podcast about English words, grammar, and usage for the Information Age.

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    • 4.3 • 31 Ratings

Grammar Grater is a weekly podcast about English words, grammar, and usage for the Information Age.

    Episode 125: Pretty Mysterious

    Episode 125: Pretty Mysterious

    This week, we investigate the casual and formal uses of the word pretty. Also, we announce that the podcast will be taking a brief hiatus.

    • 8 min
    Episode 124: Literally? Actually, yes

    Episode 124: Literally? Actually, yes

    This week, journalist Andrew Haeg joins us to talk about when to use literally -- and when not to use it.

    • 7 min
    Episode 123: A Chapter About Averse

    Episode 123: A Chapter About Averse

    This week, we examine two easily confused words: adverse and averse.

    • 6 min
    Episode 122: A Halloween Special

    Episode 122: A Halloween Special

    (Repeat Episode) We look at interesting words having to do with Halloween. We're joined by MPR News arts reporter, Euan Kerr.

    • 7 min
    Episode 121: Ellipsis Incorporated

    Episode 121: Ellipsis Incorporated

    This week, we're talking about the ellipsis. What's an ellipsis, you ask? Listen to the podcast to find out...

    • 9 min
    Episode 120: Little-Known Side Effects

    Episode 120: Little-Known Side Effects

    We investigate the seldom-told story about the meanings of the words affect and effect.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

tparadox88 ,

A lost gem

I loved this podcast, especially the sketches that illustrated the week's topic. Unfortunately, it hasn't been in production for over a year.

DC2U ,

Educational, Funny and Informative

Easy listening

adogsbark ,

Not your grandma's grammar

Grammar Grater is top notch: smartly produced and edited; excellent choice of common usage topics; playful, clever and concise writing.  And using Luke Taylor as host and the Grammatis Personae players to dramatise the short narratives keeps the action lively and the listener interested. The innovation of outtakes in the last two episodes is jolly good fun.

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