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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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    • 4.4 • 2.5K 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.

    The Best Stories from 15 Years of Grammar Girl

    The Best Stories from 15 Years of Grammar Girl

    We've gone through a lot of stories and tips in 15 years—more than a thousand. Today, I picked a few of my favorites for you.
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    • 15 min
    What the Two Spellings of Stationary/ery Have to Do with Booksellers. Why Pronunciations Change.

    What the Two Spellings of Stationary/ery Have to Do with Booksellers. Why Pronunciations Change.

    "Stationary" and "stationery" have the same ultimate origin, but they evolved to have different meanings and one became tied to paper goods. Also, a recent survey in the UK highlighted pronunciations that annoy people. We look at which ones and why.
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    • 15 min
    'Fish' or 'Fishes'? Why Do We Call Out 'Nothing' as 'Bupkis'?

    'Fish' or 'Fishes'? Why Do We Call Out 'Nothing' as 'Bupkis'?

    "Fish" really does have two plurals. Usually you want "fish," but we talk about the odd examples when "fishes" is the right choice. Plus, "bupkis" can mean "nothing" or "something worthless," but it has a funny origin!
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    • 10 min
    'If' Versus 'Whether.' Why We Say 'The Exception That Proves the Rule.'

    'If' Versus 'Whether.' Why We Say 'The Exception That Proves the Rule.'

    "If" and "whether" are often interchangeable, but sometimes using one or the other will change the meaning of your sentence. And if you've ever wondered why we say, "the exception that proves the rule" (like I did), you'll love this week's episode.
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    • 12 min
    Trundle, Amble, Roam, and Shamble. How Some Preposition Use Has Changed Over Time.

    Trundle, Amble, Roam, and Shamble. How Some Preposition Use Has Changed Over Time.

    We look at the surprising origins of some of our favorite words for walking. Plus, how do you know when to write "The car almost ran me over" versus "The car almost ran over me"?
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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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    • 17 min
    Pedantic Nonsense Up with Which I Will Not Put! 'Discreet' or 'Discrete'?

    Pedantic Nonsense Up with Which I Will Not Put! 'Discreet' or 'Discrete'?

     
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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

makfan ,

Educational

I have listened to this podcast for ages. I always learn something, and there is a great mix of practical, technical and whimsical in her explanations and stories.

CurtisFinney ,

Great Podcast

I love listening to Mignon. I learn a lot and I enjoy the sound of her voice and the way she speaks and enunciates words. I also like that she recently pronounced Mackinac correctly.

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.

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