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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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    • Education
    • 4.5 • 2.6K 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.

    How Using Pliers Improves Your Language. Weird Possessives. Ducky File.

    How Using Pliers Improves Your Language. Weird Possessives. Ducky File.

    • 16 min
    A Riotous Good Time with Ellen Jovin of the Grammar Table

    A Riotous Good Time with Ellen Jovin of the Grammar Table

    The delightful Ellen Jovin of the Grammar Table (you may have seen her sitting on the street answering grammar questions in your city) joined me to talk about her new book, "Rebel with a Clause," what possessed her to set up the Grammar Table in the first place, why Twitter is vastly better than Facebook for doing language polls, and more.

    • 28 min
    Ripe. Lede. Prevent. Awesome. Fulsome. MacGuffin. Daisy.

    Ripe. Lede. Prevent. Awesome. Fulsome. MacGuffin. Daisy.

    It's time for our quarterly listener question extravaganza! I answer your questions about the words "ripe," "lede," "prevent," "awesome," and "fulsome" and share some knowledge about MacGuffins and the drink known as a daisy.

    • 13 min
    Why Nobody Says 'You're Welcome' Anymore. Whose. Chimichanga.

    Why Nobody Says 'You're Welcome' Anymore. Whose. Chimichanga.

    • 17 min
    Code-Switching. Mignon Snaps Over Numbers. Foomp.

    Code-Switching. Mignon Snaps Over Numbers. Foomp.

    The numbers sections of style books finally pushed me over the edge, and I have some stories you won't believe! We also talk about how cool code-switching is.

    • 19 min
    Surprising Words Related to 'Freedom.' Double Subjects. Foop.

    Surprising Words Related to 'Freedom.' Double Subjects. Foop.

    For Independence Day, we look at the word "freedom" and the surprising words that came from the same roots. Plus, we look at odd sentences with double subjects and when you should (and shouldn't) use them.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Emily Aborn ,

I love this podcast!

As a word nerd, this podcast is up there as one of my favorite! I love the short, poppy, quick tips and advice and the level of research you do to find answers and help us get clarity! Thank you so much for all you do and are!

Ethan Allen Hawley ,

i like this show…

…but i don’t understand why the tips have to be dirty.

Ssisok ,

That bugaboo series comma

I say use that comma — as I like to call it, the “Harvard Comma” — at all times. To wit: I asked Moe, Larry, and Curly if they see our country’s flag as red, white, and blue, and answer “yes,” “no,” or “maybe.”

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