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Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

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You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com

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765 - Say No to Marshall Law. How 'Vaccine' Is Related to 'Cow.'

Apr 2, 2020 00:09:50

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Why you could be forgiven for (briefly) getting excited about "Marshall Law." Plus, the word "vaccine" is related to cows. That's a surprise! Read the transcripts. Martial Law. Vaccine and Vaccination. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates.  Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Grammar Pop iOS game. Peeve Wars card game. 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. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe http://twitter.com/grammargirl http://facebook.com/grammargirl http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl

764. Skeleton Crew. Hunker Down. Uncharted. Existential.

Mar 26, 2020 00:10:39

Description:

Times are terrible, but no matter what is happening, we will always have interesting words and phrases to explore. Read the transcripts. Skeleton Crew. Hunker Down. Uncharted. Existential. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates.  Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Grammar Pop iOS game. Peeve Wars card game. 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. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe http://twitter.com/grammargirl http://facebook.com/grammargirl http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl  

763. How to Write Better Email. 'Pandemic' vs. 'Epidemic.' 'Canceled' vs. 'Cancelled.'

Mar 19, 2020 00:13:39

Description:

Are you writing more email? We have seven ways to do it better. Also, we'll help you understand the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic and when you should use "canceled" versus "cancelled." Read the transcripts. Email. Pandemic. Canceled. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Grammar Pop iOS game. Peeve Wars card game. 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. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe http://twitter.com/grammargirl http://facebook.com/grammargirl http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl  

762 - How to Pronounce 'Celtic.' 'Whiskey' or 'Whisky'?

Mar 12, 2020 00:10:53

Description:

Sports fans say "Seltik." Historians say "Keltik." Here's the deal. Plus, have you ever noticed that Irish whiskey and Scottish whisky are spelled differently? Read the transcripts. Celtic. Whiskey. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Grammar Pop iOS game. Peeve Wars card game. 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. Links:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe http://twitter.com/grammargirl http://facebook.com/grammargirl http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl  

761 - Why It's Called 'Daylight Saving Time.' The Origin of the Word 'Woman.'

Mar 5, 2020 00:14:58

Description:

We're moving our clocks forward this weekend, but do you know why we call it "daylight saving time"? Plus, I have some other time-related tips. Finally, in honor of International Women's Day, we look at the surprising origin of the words "woman" and "queen." LINKS AND SPONSORS | Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT | Earnest: http://earnest.com/grammar | GRAMMAR GIRL EMAIL NEWSLETTER | https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile | PEEVE WARS CARD GAME | https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/grammar-girl-s-peeve-wars | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks | HOST: Mignon Fogarty  | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

760 - What Is Genre. 'Bangs' Versus 'Fringe.'

Feb 27, 2020 00:11:26

Description:

How to figure out which genre you love or how to describe the book you're writing so the publishing industry will understand where it fits. Also, we explain how Americans came to call fringe "bangs." LINKS AND SPONSORS | Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT | GRAMMAR GIRL EMAIL NEWSLETTER | https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile | PEEVE WARS CARD GAME | https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/grammar-girl-s-peeve-wars | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks | HOST: Mignon Fogarty  | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

759 - What Does ‛Mardi Gras’ Mean? "Drive to Work" Versus "Drive Home"

Feb 20, 2020 00:08:34

Description:

It’s the end of February, which means Mardi Gras is almost here! When we think of Mardi Gras, we picture parties, parades, and beads. But did you ever wonder what “Mardi Gras” means? Also, we answer a questions about why we need the "to" in "drive to work" but not in "drive home." LINKS AND SPONSORS | Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT | GRAMMAR GIRL EMAIL NEWSLETTER | https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/newsletters | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile | PEEVE WARS CARD GAME | https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/grammar-girl-s-peeve-wars | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks | HOST: Mignon Fogarty  | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

758 - Why 'XOXO' Means 'Hugs and Kisses'

Feb 13, 2020 00:06:18

Description:

You may write "XOXO" to means "hugs and kisses," but do you know how those symbols get their meaning?

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

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Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |

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PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

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HOST: Mignon Fogarty  |

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757 - The days of the week are names you've known your whole life, but do you know their origin?

Feb 6, 2020 00:09:53

Description:

Saturday and Tuesday come from different places. The days of the week are names you've known your whole life, but have you ever wondered about their origin?

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

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Modern Mentor podcast from QDT |

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GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |

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PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

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756 - High Odds or Low Odds?

Jan 30, 2020 00:10:18

Description:

In this Super-Bowl-themed episode, we learn why "high odds" and "low odds" are confusing, we learn why you want a disinterested referee, and in honor of the Puppy Bowl, we learn when to capitalize breed names.

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

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755 - How to Write Anything

Jan 23, 2020 00:09:31

Description:

Develop this one skill and you'll write better essays, profiles, movie reviews, complaint letters, and more.

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754. The Tie Between Ann Landers and 'Could Care Less.'

Jan 16, 2020 00:08:13

Description:

Language experts actually have theories about why people say they "could care less" (instead of they "couldn't care less"). We dig deep to find the root of the problem.

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753 - Take Heart! Here's Why You Still Have Time to Write Your First Novel

Jan 9, 2020 00:15:58

Description:

In this interview, I talk with Bourne Morris about starting a writing career after you've retired. Bourne had one amazing career running a large advertising agency, a second as a journalism professor, and is now the author of four novels including her newest, "A Woman of Two Minds."

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

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752 - Why Do Asian Languages Have So Many Different Scripts?

Jan 2, 2020 00:06:55

Description:

You don’t have to learn a new script when you learn Norwegian, Czech, or Portuguese, let alone French, so why does every East Asian language require you to learn a new script?

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751 - Why Are There So Many Spellings for 'Hanukkah'? (Or Is That 'Chanukah'?)

Dec 26, 2019 00:07:15

Description:

Hebrew and English don't use the same alphabet, which is why you see so many different spellings for "Hanukkah." The word is transliterated from Hebrew instead of being directly translated from Hebrew.

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750 - Pitch Black. Frankincense and Myrrh.

Dec 19, 2019 00:09:35

Description:

The sky is so dark in the Northern Hemisphere these days that it feels pitch black by 5:00 PM. Here's why call it "pitch black." Also, we know what gold is, but why did the three wise men give gifts of frankincense and myrrh?

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

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749 - How to Identify Your Main Point. It's Harder Than You Think!

Dec 16, 2019 00:28:20

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You think you know what you're trying to say, but are you making it clear? Joel Schwartzberg, author of "Get to the Point" has some great tips for, well, getting to the point.

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748 - Your Language Affects Your Perception of Time. 'Star Wars' Languages.

Dec 12, 2019 00:17:59

Description:

Do you think of the future as being in front of you or behind you? It might depend on what language you speak. Also, we explore the many languages of 'Star Wars.'

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

Waterpik: https://waterpik.com/grammar Code: GRAMMAR |  

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For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |

PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

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http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |

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747 - You Don't Have to Get Up on Stage for Improv to Boost Your Creativity

Dec 9, 2019 00:35:05

Description:

Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your creativity and writing? You may be surprised to find out how much techniques from improv can help! You'll love this interview with Jorjeana Marie, the author of "Improv for Writers."

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

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746 - How to Make Family Names Plural. How Come We Ask 'How Come?'

Dec 5, 2019 00:15:20

Description:

Making last names plural? Addressing more than one sister-in-law? More than one Mister? We show you how to address them properly. Also, we investigate why we sometimes ask "How come?" instead of "Why?"

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

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GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |

Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |

For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |

PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/grammar-girl-s-peeve-wars |

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http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |

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745 - 'More Than' Versus 'Over.' Is a Hamburger a Sandwich?

Dec 2, 2019 00:19:07

Description:

The AP Stylebook changed its stance on using "over" to mean "more than." Plenty of people were shocked, but they shouldn't have been. And then we debate the linguistics of whether a hamburger is a sandwich.

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

Waterpik: https://waterpik.com/grammar Code: GRAMMAR |  

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GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |

Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |

For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopMobile |

PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

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http://bit.ly/GrammarPopBooks |

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744 - Cold Turkey, Talk Turkey, and More. The Weird Origin of the Cornucopia.

Nov 28, 2019 00:13:13

Description:

Have you ever wondered what cold turkey has to do with quitting a habit? We have the answer to that and we look at other turkey idioms. And continuing the Thanksgiving theme, we also explore the weird origin of the cornucopia. 

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

Teach for America: https://teachforamerica.org/grammargirl |

Hallmark: https://hallmark.com/grammar code:GRAMMAR |

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GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |

Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/iPadGrammarPop |

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PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

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GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS |

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743 - How to Get Your Characters Right (Especially When They Aren't Like You)

Nov 25, 2019 00:31:34

Description:

In this interview, Diana Pho, a two-time Hugo nominated editor with Tor.com Publishing, helped me understand the role of sensitivity readers and how to write a diverse cast of characters without completely screwing it up.

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Learn how you can get my LinkedIn Learning course free: https://t.co/coQuXJRtrT |

Earnest: https://earnest.com/grammar |  

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GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |

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PEEVE WARS CARD GAME |

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742 - Famous Quotations. Silent Letters.

Nov 21, 2019 00:16:52

Description:

You may think that quotation you love came from Plato or G. K. Chesterton, but are you sure? Also, we look at why it's tricky to to figure out why a letter is silent in certain words.

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741 - Behind the Scenes in Publishing.

Nov 18, 2019 00:21:28

Description:

If you're interested in publishing a YA novel (or are just interested in how publishing works), this interview with Kat Brzozowski about Swoon Reads and what happens behind the scenes is for you.

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GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME |

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740 - Do You Know When to Use Quotation Marks? Also, How to Create a House Style.

Nov 15, 2019 00:16:49

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Do you know when to use quotation marks? How about single quotation marks? Also, you know about the major style guides (AP, Chicago, etc.), but do you also have your own house style guide? Here's why you should!

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739 - The Problem with Sarcasm. Filthy Lucre.

Nov 11, 2019 00:15:26

Description:

People have been trying to create sarcasm punctuation marks for years, but the solution is already in our hands. Plus, have you ever wondered why we call money "filthy lucre"? We did!

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738 - Can a Boy Raised by Wolves Learn to Speak Human Language? It Depends.

Nov 7, 2019 00:15:39

Description:

The story of Victor of Aveyron, a boy who was raised by wolves and taught us about language.

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737 - Curtis Chen: Using NaNoWriMo to Kickstart Your Novel

Nov 4, 2019 00:35:11

Description:

How you can use NaNoWriMo to jumpstart your fiction writing. Plus, more extreme measures to move your writing forward...if you're up for it.

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736 - Ghastly Words for Ghosts. Quid pro Quo.

Oct 31, 2019 00:17:11

Description:

In honor of Halloween, we look at ghastly words for ghosts. Also, people have been asking how to properly use the phrase "quid pro quo," so we have the answer. (Do you know the plural?)

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735 - Dave Itzkoff on Writing a Biography of Robin Williams

Oct 28, 2019 00:35:59

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734 - Ghost Words

Oct 24, 2019 00:12:37

Description:

In honor of Halloween, we talk about ghost words such as "phantomnation," "gravy," "twill," and more. Words that shouldn't exist.

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733 - Why People Hate Words Like 'Moist'

Oct 21, 2019 00:25:34

Description:

When people have a negative physical reaction to a specific word, it's called word aversion (not misophonia as some people mistakenly presume). "Moist," "pustule," and "panties" are just a few of the words that come up over and over. In this episode, I talk with a psychologist to see what we know about these kinds of feelings.

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732 - How to Write a Conclusion. ‘Rebut’ or ‘Refute’?

Oct 17, 2019 00:10:55

Description:

Writing a conclusion can be the hardest part of writing an essay. We have help! Also, a listener asked me to explain the difference between "rebut" and "refute."

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731 - Compound Possession. 'Friday' or 'On Friday'?

Oct 14, 2019 00:13:56

Description:

In this show, we answer two listener questions: 1. Should you write about "Bill and Ted's trip" or "Bill's and Ted's trip"? 2. Should you say you'll listen "Tuesday" or "on Tuesday"?

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730 - Turning a Podcast into a Novel: 'The Bright Sessions' to 'The Infinite Noise'

Oct 10, 2019 00:33:51

Description:

Lauren Shippen, the creator of one of my new favorite audio dramas, "The Bright Sessions," talks about turning a podcast into a novel and about going from working alone to working on multiple projects and managing whole teams.

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729 - Making Words That End in Y Plural.'Primer' Pronunciation.

Oct 7, 2019 00:12:05

Description:

If you've ever wondered why "primer" is sometimes pronounced "primmer," this show is for you! We also talk about why you make words that end in Y plural in different ways.

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728 - How English Words Came Into French After World War II

Oct 3, 2019 00:18:59

Description:

French authorities tried to keep English out of their language, but “tank,” “bulldozer,” and “jeep” got the ball rolling, and it kept going from there.

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727 - The Quirky Australian 'Crime' Tense. 'Hopefully.'

Sep 30, 2019 00:17:19

Description:

A listener asked why Australians use the present perfect tense in a way you won't hear in British or American English. You'll often hear it in crime reports or on the radio. Also, we look at a slightly controversial use of the word "hopefully."

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726 - A Cup of Joe. ‘Smokey’ and ‘Smoky.’

Sep 26, 2019 00:14:03

Description:

In honor of National Coffee Day, we talk about the origin of coffee and all its nicknames. Plus, I'll help you remember the difference between "smoky" and "smokey" with a little help from Smokey Bear.

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725 - Interviewing, Story Structure, and Writing Tools with Jonathan Small

Sep 23, 2019 00:38:48

Description:

If you've ever been nervous before interviewing someone, struggled to write a good lede, or just want to get some tips on handy tools for writers, this interview with Jonathan Small is for you.

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724 - Why Esperanto Is an Amazing Language. 'Fall' or 'Autumn'?

Sep 19, 2019 00:13:18

Description:

Created on purpose and easy to learn, Esperanto will amaze you. Once you learn the origin of "fall," you'll look at trees in a whole new way.

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723 - Grammar Girl #723. Tips for Fact Checking. Why We Use the Term 'Watershed Moment.'

Sep 16, 2019 00:13:49

Description:

Learn from our fact checking tips that come from years of experience. Also, we answer a listener question about why we call something a "watershed moment."

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722 - 'Math' or 'Maths'? Irregular Verbs.

Sep 12, 2019 00:16:51

Description:

Have you ever wondered why the British say "maths" and "in hospital" and Americans say "math" and "in the hospital"? We have some answers. Also, we look at why the most common verbs tend to be irregular. 

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721 - Verbing Nouns. 'It Is I' or 'It Is Me'?

Sep 9, 2019 00:14:05

Description:

Alan wonders what to think about his co-workers "solutioning" problems. Also, we investigate whether you should tell people "It is I" or "It is me."

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720 - Getting Your Tricky Conditionals Right. Wheelhouse.

Sep 5, 2019 00:17:00

Description:

We think there are better ways to talk about conditionals (such as "If Squiggly knew the answer...") than to use the vague terms first, second, and third conditionals. Also we look at why people talk about things being "in their wheelhouse." 

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719 - Why 'Literally' Doesn't Mean 'Literally' Anymore. Video Games for Language Learning.

Sep 2, 2019 00:18:58

Description:

If you hate how people misuse words like "literally" and "awesome," at least you can learn that there's a name for that kind of misuse: semantic bleaching. Also, have you ever considered using World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy XIV to learn a language? Research says maybe you should!

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718 - Writing Scripts and Speeches. Ask and Aks.

Aug 29, 2019 00:16:43

Description:

Writing for speech is different from writing for print. The "aks" pronunciation for "ask" has a nearly 1000-year history.

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717 - Words that Sound Funny

Aug 26, 2019 00:14:13

Description:

Use these tricks to get a laugh.

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716 - What's Up With Words That Are Spelled the Same but Sound Different?

Aug 23, 2019 00:13:54

Description:

SUS-pect and sus-PECT. IN-valid and in-VALID. English is filled with words that are spelled the same but sound different. We dug in and found a few interesting reasons.

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715 - POV. Plus 'Tinderella,' 'phubbing,' and more words at the intersection of relationships and technology.

Aug 19, 2019 00:16:52

Description:

We rock. You rock. They rock. Understanding point of view in fiction. "Tinderella," "phubbing," and more words at the intersection of relationships and technology.

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714 - Eponyms: Cardigan, Dunce, Quisling, and More.

Aug 16, 2019 00:18:56

Description:

Some words get their names from people, and when they do, the stories are usually fascinating.

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713 - More Apostrophe Mayhem. Dyslexia Writing Tips

Aug 12, 2019 00:18:51

Description:

One of the most common questions I get is how to make a word like "Kansas" possessive. There isn't a right or wrong answer, but I can help you decide which is best for you. Also, we have tips on how to make your work easier to read for people with dyslexia.

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712 - Apostrophe Catastrophe. What (or Who) Is a Cipher?

Aug 8, 2019 00:17:27

Description:

It's not your fault apostrophes are confusing. We have help. Also, I called someone a "cipher," and my husband didn't know what that meant.

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711 - Misheard Song Lyrics and Eggcorns. The Ampersand.

Aug 5, 2019 00:25:23

Description:

When you mishear song lyrics, the resulting (often funny) error is called a mondegreen. We have the story about why and the run-down on similar funny errors. Also, did you know the ampersand used to be the last "letter" in the alphabet?

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710 - Vacay. Why Some People Call Green Peppers 'Mangoes'

Aug 1, 2019 00:14:42

Description:

It's time to take off, and we have 10 words to describe it. Also, we dig in to an interesting mystery: Why some people call green peppers "mangoes."

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709 - Surprise! The History of Semicolons Is Exciting.

Jul 29, 2019 00:31:45

Description:

I talked with Cecelia Watson, author of the new book "Semicolon" about how grammar writers in the 1800s became fabulously wealthy, struggled to create rules, and had vicious arguments; and we talked about how researching the book changed her approach to teaching writing and a whole bunch more.

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708 - Why Alcohol Is 'Hard.' 'Phenomena' or 'Phenomenon'?

Jul 25, 2019 00:14:28

Description:

A listener asked why we call some kinds of alcohol hard drinks and spirits, so we found the answer! Also, I'll help you remember the difference between "phenomenon" and "phenomena."

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707 - How and Why the Internet Is Changing Language

Jul 22, 2019 00:32:27

Description:

Gretchen McCulloch studies how people use language on the internet, and today we talked about her new book, "Because Internet." I bet you'll recognize yourself or your friends in her insights. I did!

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706 - Sometimes It's Not a Bad Idea to Dumb Down Your Language.

Jul 18, 2019 00:12:08

Description:

Why sometimes it's not a bad idea to dumb down your language.

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705 - 'Blue Collar,' 'Bluestocking,' and 'the Blue Hair Brigade.' 'Oral' Versus 'Verbal.'

Jul 16, 2019 00:14:47

Description:

We talk about the origins of the phrases "blue collar," "bluestocking," and "blue hair," and discuss whether you should follow a rule you may not have even heard before: Don't use "verbal" to mean "spoken."

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704 - Present Tense When Writing About Fiction. The Poop Emoji and Eggcorns.

Jul 11, 2019 00:10:40

Description:

If you're writing about fiction, especially time-shifting fiction, it can be tricky figuring out whether to use present tense or past tense. We have help! Also, I answer a listener question about a funny mix up about the poop emoji.

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703 - Why There Are 9 Different Ways to Pronounce the Letter T

Jul 8, 2019 00:25:00

Description:

We count nine different allophones of the letter T. Odds are good you'll recognize them all (and some of them may annoy you).

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702 - ‘All of a Sudden’ or ‘All of the Sudden’? ‘Baited’ or ‘Bated’ Breath?

Jul 4, 2019 00:10:56

Description:

I had a listener insist the wrong way of saying "suddenly" was right, so I had to look into it. Also, I'll help you spell "bated breath" properly (and explain why it looks so weird).

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701 - ‘Biweekly’ or ‘Semiweekly’? ‘Foward' and ‘Forward.’

Jul 1, 2019 00:11:06

Description:

Today I have a Quick and Dirty Tip about the difference between “biweekly” and “semiweekly,” and I respond to a listener question about why I pronounce “forward” without the R.

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700 - When to Capitalize 'Google.' Why Zero is 'Love' in Tennis.

Jun 27, 2019 00:11:03

Description:

Today I answer a listener question about how to write "Google" when you use it as a verb, and we talk about the strange scoring system in tennis. Wimbledon is upon us! 

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699 - When to Capitalize Computer Terms. StetWalk

Jun 24, 2019 00:08:06

Description:

Today I answer listener questions about how to write about a Word document, a PDF file, or a zip file. And learn how to play along with #StetWalk!

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698 - 'Subpoena.' When To Capitalize 'The' in Titles.

Jun 20, 2019 00:06:37

Description:

I could never remember how to spell "subpoena" until I came up with a memory trick! Also, we go over the tricky cases of when to capitalize the word "the" in titles such as The New York Times and The Chicago Manual of Style. Sometimes you do, and sometimes you don't.

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697 - What Anyone Can Learn From the College Essay Process

Jun 17, 2019 00:28:37

Description:

Even if you're not applying to college right now, the format of the college essay has a lot to teach about writing and self-reflection. A college essay can be an exploratory journey that ends up being about much more than getting into college. College Essay Guy, Ethan Sawyer, talks about how he helps students find their story.

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696 - Hyphens in Ages. The Emphatic 'This.'

Jun 13, 2019 00:09:11

Description:

We talk about when to use (and not use) hyphens in ages, and when it's OK to say, "I listen to THIS podcast that covers language" instead of "I listen to A podcast that covers language."

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695 - 'Armageddon' or 'Apocalypse'? Numbers in Dialogue.

Jun 10, 2019 00:13:58

Description:

Watching the new show "Good Omens," we started wondering about the difference between Armageddon and the apocalypse. Also after helping a friend with an editing dispute about numbers in dialogue, we wanted to pass on some advice about style guides and editing.

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694 - Country Names and “The”: The Ukraine or Ukraine. Theater Idioms.

Jun 6, 2019 00:16:30

Description:

You used to hear people say "the Ukraine," but now it's just "Ukraine." We know why! Plus, in honor of the Tony Awards, we talk about idioms from the theater.

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693 - What's Wrong with Saying Something Is 'Very Unique'?

Jun 4, 2019 00:19:44

Description:

What's wrong with saying something is "very unique"? Plus, autological words like "longer."

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692 - Godzilla, Cryptids, and Dilemma Comments.

May 30, 2019 00:11:28

Description:

Merriam-Webster added the word “cryptid” to its dictionary, and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is hitting theaters, so it seemed like a good time to talk about a few monster words and to answer an important question: Is Godzilla a cryptid?

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691 - BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye

May 27, 2019 00:02:53

Description:

Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world—one phone call at a time. On his new podcast, Science Rules!, he tackles the curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? Science Rules! is out NOW—find it in your favorite podcast app.

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690 - The Spelling Bee Kids

May 23, 2019 00:22:46

Description:

The author of "Beeline" reveals where those funny example sentences come from in the spelling bee and what the success of young spellers can tell us about Generation Z.

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689 - More or most? Majority or plurality? The many (how many?) ways to describe amounts.

May 20, 2019 00:09:05

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How many do you need for a "majority." When "a couple" isn't two. And more.

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688 - Dangling Participles

May 16, 2019 00:09:38

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What are participles and why do they dangle? 

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687 - What It's Like to Be a Book Editor and Translator

May 13, 2019 00:17:44

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Palgrave Macmillan executive editor Elisabeth Dyssegaard is from Denmark and also works as a translator.

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686 - The 'Dilemma' Dilemma. 'Big Bang Theory" Words and Language.

May 9, 2019 00:16:42

Description:

The 'Dilemma' Dilemma. 'Big Bang Theory" Words and Language.

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685 - How to Find Work as a Freelance Writer. Adventure.

May 6, 2019 00:18:23

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Tips for new graduates or anyone who is trying to get started as a freelance writer. Plus, the adventurous origin of the word "adventure."

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684 - ‘Unquote’ or ‘End Quote’? Cinco de Mayo. Horse Idioms.

May 2, 2019 00:14:00

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Today we have a couple of fun, timely segments (Cinco de Mayo! The Kentucky Derby!) and we answer a listener question about whether Grammar Girl is misspeaking.

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683 - ‘So’ and ‘So That’: What Type of Conjunction Are They?

Apr 29, 2019 00:24:16

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‘So’ and ‘So That’: Coordinating or Subordinating Conjunction? 

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682 - Do You Drop Your T's? 'Sneaked' and 'Snuck.'

Apr 25, 2019 00:17:27

Description:

Young women are leading language change again! This time, it's dropping T's in words like "Vermont" and "important." Also, we look at how "snuck" is sneaking up on "sneaked."

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681 - 'The Dictionary of Difficult Words,' an Interview with Jane Solomon

Apr 22, 2019 00:35:11

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Doppelganger, estival, and funambulist. Jane Solomon shares the story behind her new book, "The Dictionary of Difficult Words." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl |Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | Song Salad Podcast | http://calm.com/grammar | Aspiration App | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL

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680 - Wakandan, Groot, and Other Languages of the Marvel Universe. Easter and Passover.

Apr 18, 2019 00:16:38

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Wakandan, Groot, and more. The movies in the Marvel universe are filled with interesting real and made-up languages. Plus, did you know Easter and Passover are linguistically related? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | http://bona.com/grammar | http://stamps.com code:GRAMMAR | Aspiration App | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL

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679 - Brussels sprouts? Scotch eggs? Swedish meatballs? Which food names can you trust?

Apr 15, 2019 00:16:26

Description:

678 - Moolah, Clams, and Scratch. God, Godsend, and Godfather.

Apr 11, 2019 00:18:03

Description:

BONUS: LeVar Burton Reads

Apr 8, 2019 00:04:25

Description:

676 - The Language of 'Game of Thrones'

Apr 4, 2019 00:13:42

Description:

675 - Why Verbs Like 'Witness' Are Weird

Apr 1, 2019 00:18:05

Description:

674 - How You Can Benefit Year-Round from NaNoWriMo

Mar 28, 2019 00:20:24

Description:

673 - Schwa-ify This! Scrabble Stories

Mar 25, 2019 00:16:03

Description:

672 - How a Semicolon Brought Two Writers Together

Mar 21, 2019 00:23:59

Description:

671 - Why We Have Both 'Color' and 'Colour'

Mar 18, 2019 00:07:46

Description:

670 - Equinox. Is Irish the Same as Gaelic?

Mar 14, 2019 00:16:01

Description:

669 - 'Red Tape,' 'Red Herring,' 'Paint the Town Red,' and More 'Red' Idioms.

Mar 11, 2019 00:12:31

Description:

668 - What's Wrong with 'These Ones'? Faith and Begorrah, We Have Irish Phrases for St. Patrick's Day!

Mar 7, 2019 00:14:19

Description:

667 - Why ducks say "quack-quack" in English but "ga-ga" in Japanese.

Mar 4, 2019 00:09:28

Description:

666 - Double Negatives.

Feb 28, 2019 00:11:44

Description:

665 - Language News Chat

Feb 25, 2019 00:35:51

Description:

664 - Benjamin Dreyer and His Unusual Pet Peeves

Feb 21, 2019 00:38:17

Description:

663 - D-Day. Why I Want a Salad-Salad.

Feb 18, 2019 00:14:52

Description:

662 - Never Misspell 'Bureaucracy' Again.

Feb 14, 2019 00:18:48

Description:

661 - How Paula Brackston picks her characters’ names and uses language to set a tone.

Feb 11, 2019 00:23:54

Description:

660 - 'Irregardless' or 'Regardless'? Crime Words.

Feb 7, 2019 00:18:32

Description:

659 - Normans, Ralls, and Voicemail

Feb 4, 2019 00:03:48

Description:

658 - 'Wage,' 'Wager,' and 'Wed'

Jan 31, 2019 00:15:04

Description:

657 - 'Tip of the Hat" or 'Tip Your Hand'? 'Yeah No.'

Jan 24, 2019 00:19:53

Description:

656 - ‘Relapse’ or ‘Recur’? 'Kneeled' or 'Knelt.' ’Methinks.’

Jan 17, 2019 00:13:22

Description:

655 - ‘Myriad’ or ‘Myriad Of’? What Is a Run-On Sentence?

Jan 10, 2019 00:13:02

Description:

654 - 'Stint' or 'Stent'? How to Pronounce 'Coyote.'

Jan 3, 2019 00:17:53

Description:

653 - How to Use an Asterisk. Journaling.

Dec 27, 2018 00:12:31

Description:

652 - ‘Purposely' or 'Purposefully'? Yule.

Dec 20, 2018 00:12:10

Description:

651 - 'Capitulate' or 'Recapitulate'? Colons.

Dec 13, 2018 00:12:56

Description:

650 - 'Wreaked' or 'Wrought'? 'Crescendo.' Could We Understand Aliens?

Dec 6, 2018 00:15:29

Description:

649 - 'Ado' or 'Adieu'? Pronouns and Antecedents

Nov 29, 2018 00:15:42

Description:

648 - Does Your Language Influence How You Think?

Nov 22, 2018 00:24:31

Description:

647 - Pronoun Order. ‘Flier’ or ‘Flyer.’ The Plural of ‘Mouse.’

Nov 15, 2018 00:13:04

Description:

646 - 'Blond' or 'Blonde'? How 'Trolloping' Became a Word.

Nov 8, 2018 00:16:17

Description:

645 - Interview with New York Times bestselling author Courtney Summers

Nov 1, 2018 00:17:28

Description:

644 - 'Sit' or 'Set'? Monster Names.

Oct 25, 2018 00:09:24

Description:

643 - ‘In the Limelight.’ ‘A’ or ‘An’?

Oct 18, 2018 00:14:15

Description:

642 - 'Regard' Versus 'Regards.' Languages Without Numbers.

Oct 11, 2018 00:15:54

Description:

641 - 'Myself.' ‘Get the Skinny.’

Oct 4, 2018 00:17:37

Description:

640 - Can a Screw Screw Itself into a Board? (Middle Voice)

Sep 27, 2018 00:19:10

Description:

639 - Great Paragraphs. Falling off the Turnip Truck.

Sep 20, 2018 00:10:32

Description:

638 - 'None.' How Pirates Talked.

Sep 13, 2018 00:12:15

Description:

637 - ‘MacGyver.’ ‘Semicolons.’

Sep 6, 2018 00:10:37

Description:

636 - 'To Boot.' Duck Tape. 'Can' and 'May.' Pronouns.

Aug 30, 2018 00:16:46

Description:

635 - 'Quick and Dirty.' 'Momentarily.' Short Subjects.

Aug 24, 2018 00:13:52

Description:

634 - 'Rack' or 'Wrack'? How to Eliminate Adverbs.

Aug 16, 2018 00:09:14

Description:

BONUS: Words for Color

Aug 14, 2018 00:11:17

Description:

633 - Is That Comment Facetious, Sarcastic, or Sardonic? Cleft Sentences.

Aug 9, 2018 00:15:44

Description:

632 - 'Ask' as a Noun. Ships as 'She.'

Aug 2, 2018 00:13:34

Description:

631 - Anniversaries. Conversate.

Jul 26, 2018 00:15:11

Description:

630 - Who Wrote the ABC Song? Shark Idioms!

Jul 20, 2018 00:13:15

Description:

629 - 'Gourmet' or 'Gourmand'? Why July 14 Is Called Bastille Day.

Jul 13, 2018 00:13:06

Description:

628 - Why 'Bag' and 'Beg' Sound the same to some people? Does 'Texas' Mean 'Crazy'?

Jul 6, 2018 00:14:24

Description:

627 - How to Write a Great Cover Letter. 'Kinda' and 'Wanna': Real Words or Not?

Jun 29, 2018 00:13:01

Description:

626 - ‘Aggravate’ Versus ‘Irritate’ What Is a Functional Shift?

Jun 22, 2018 00:10:09

Description:

625 - ‘Dinner’ or ‘Supper’? How to Write a Thank-You Note

Jun 14, 2018 00:15:15

Description:

624 - ‘Trooper’ and ‘Trouper.” Why Is It Called a Spelling Bee?

Jun 7, 2018 00:12:11

Description:

623 - 'Calvary' or 'Cavalry'? Spelling Bee Interview.

May 31, 2018 00:20:06

Description:

622 - Is a Troop One Person or a Group? Repetition

May 24, 2018 00:15:50

Description:

621 - ‘Council’ or ‘Counsel’? Direct and Indirect Quotations. Oxymorons.

May 17, 2018 00:11:21

Description:

620 - When to Capitalize 'Mom.' In the Doldrums.

May 10, 2018 00:16:41

Description:

619 - Co-worker. Barefaced and Baldfaced Lies. Mixed Metaphors.

May 3, 2018 00:13:22

Description:

618 - Jazz and Thunder. Say Your Piece (or Peace)?

Apr 26, 2018 00:13:21

Description:

617 - 'Lay' and 'Lie.' 'Grill' and 'Grille.' 'Warsh.'

Apr 19, 2018 00:12:14

Description:

616 - The Prodigal Tongue. Odoriferous. Battle Royale.

Apr 12, 2018 00:20:43

Description:

615 - Humor with Adverbs. Noisome. Receipts. Case Quarters.

Apr 5, 2018 00:18:46

Description:

614 - Illeism. Named For or After? Misinformation and Disinformation.

Mar 29, 2018 00:16:08

Description:

613 - Dictionary.com Starts Defining Emoji (an interview with Jane Solomon)

Mar 22, 2018 00:29:57

Description:

612 - The Pin/Pen Merger. American. 'Half-Staff' or 'Half-Mast'?

Mar 16, 2018 00:20:55

Description:

611 - Pudding. "There Are" Sentences. Winning Limerick

Mar 9, 2018 00:13:48

Description:

610 - Top 10 Grammar Myths. How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names.

Mar 2, 2018 00:14:32

Description:

609 - Pull Idioms. Surprising Food Names. Dillydally.

Feb 23, 2018 00:13:53

Description:

608 - Dilly Dilly. How Many Prepositions Can You Put in a Row?

Feb 16, 2018 00:15:44

Description:

607 - Brainstorming. Call Out Sick? Synesis.

Feb 9, 2018 00:14:49

Description:

606 - Levidromes, Tom Swifty Jokes, and new OED Words.

Feb 2, 2018 00:13:25

Description:

605 - A Homophone Error at the SAG Awards. Lectern or Podium? Capitalizing Award Names

Jan 26, 2018 00:13:48

Description:

BONUS: Introducing Launch

Jan 22, 2018 00:14:38

Description:

604 - Origin of 'Gerrymandering.' Is 'Data' Singular or Plural?

Jan 19, 2018 00:11:21

Description:

603 - Words of the Year, Why You Shouldn't Use 'Eskimo,' 'Canon' or 'Cannon'?

Jan 12, 2018 00:15:29

Description:

602 - I'm Chuffed.

Jan 5, 2018 00:05:15

Description:

601 - "Based In" or "Based Out Of"? Omitting "That"

Dec 29, 2017 00:17:53

Description:

600 - How to Pronounce 'Caramel.' Sports Idioms

Dec 22, 2017 00:11:00

Description:

599 - Delicious English Words (Chocolate, Guacamole) with Aztec Roots

Dec 15, 2017 00:10:43

Description:

598 - Gifting and Regifting. Take a Decision.

Dec 8, 2017 00:11:02

Description:

597 - Eskimo Words for Snow. Write a Book!

Dec 1, 2017 00:18:13

Description:

596 - Why Businesses Are Called Houses. Why We Call It "Black Friday."

Nov 24, 2017 00:16:57

Description:

595 - 'Side' Words. What Is a Bailiwick?

Nov 17, 2017 00:12:40

Description:

594 - The Plural of 'Batman.' Why Smart People Struggle with Shakespeare Too.

Nov 10, 2017 00:18:38

Description:

593 - The Origin of English: Proto-Indo-European.

Nov 3, 2017 00:18:51

Description:

592 - "Sofa" or "Couch"? "Skeleton" Idioms.

Oct 27, 2017 00:14:48

Description:

591 - "Cannot" or "Can Not"? "Dead" Idioms.

Oct 20, 2017 00:14:22

Description:

590 - How to Write an Apology

Oct 13, 2017 00:10:27

Description:

589 - The "Ruth's Chris" Apostrophe. Thingamajigs.

Oct 6, 2017 00:13:36

Description:

588 - Why People Mimic Accents. Why People "Have Your Six."

Sep 29, 2017 00:13:00

Description:

587 - More British & American Differences. Quotation Marks with Periods and Commas

Sep 22, 2017 00:13:26

Description:

586 - UK and US English. Bad or Badly?

Sep 15, 2017 00:17:57

Description:

585 GG. Rainy Idioms. "Because," "Due To," "Since," and "As"

Sep 8, 2017 00:14:31

Description:

584 GG. Pipe Dream. Comma Before a Quotation.

Sep 1, 2017 00:13:47

Description:

583 GG Important or Importantly? Time Traveler Words

Aug 25, 2017 00:08:31

Description:

582 GG. How to Use Quotations. Stop Calling Yourself a Grammar Nazi

Aug 18, 2017 00:14:16

Description:

581 GG. Riffle and Rifle. Worcestershire Sauce.

Aug 11, 2017 00:10:27

Description:

580 GG. Introductory Paragraphs. One of The...

Aug 4, 2017 00:15:01

Description:

579 GG Language Games. Jerry-Built. And Female Juniors

Jul 28, 2017 00:09:02

Description:

578 GG Words from Obsolete Technology

Jul 21, 2017 00:09:53

Description:

577 GG The Trump Jr. Punctuation Kerfuffle. Generation Names.

Jul 14, 2017 00:12:18

Description:

576 GG Critique or Criticize? Games Like Pig Latin

Jul 7, 2017 00:12:55

Description:

575 GG Gestures. Elbow Grease. Capitalizing Directions.

Jun 30, 2017 00:16:08

Description:

574 GG Commas with Transition Words. Double Whammy.

Jun 23, 2017 00:09:21

Description:

573 GG Until, Till, and 'Til. Dad Jokes.

Jun 16, 2017 00:14:12

Description:

572 GG Themself. Comma Splices.

Jun 9, 2017 00:14:23

Description:

571 GG Lego or Legos? Why English Spelling Reform Is Doomed.

Jun 2, 2017 00:26:24

Description:

570 GG Burned or Burnt? Why English Spelling Is a Mess.

May 26, 2017 00:14:34

Description:

569 GG. Explain vs. Explanation. How to Outline.

May 19, 2017 00:12:23

Description:

568 GG. In or Among. Weird Words.

May 12, 2017 00:11:49

Description:

567 Is Pig Latin a Real Language?

May 4, 2017 00:14:07

Description:

566 GG. Off Your Feed. Animal Language.

Apr 27, 2017 00:21:30

Description:

565 GG. Apple, Podcasts, and Prepositions. Forensic Linguistics.

Apr 20, 2017 00:11:26

Description:

564 GG. Preposition or Adverb?

Apr 13, 2017 00:17:15

Description:

563 GG Singular 'They'

Apr 7, 2017 00:12:54

Description:

562 GG AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style Updates

Mar 31, 2017 00:15:03

Description:

561 GG $10 Million Comma. Ambiguous Sentences. Tribute to Bill Walsh

Mar 23, 2017 00:13:53

Description:

560 GG Devil's Advocate. 3 Tips for Creating Sentences with Punch

Mar 16, 2017 00:12:31

Description:

559 GG. Abbreviations. And Then the Murders Began. Runcible. Haiku.

Mar 10, 2017 00:11:14

Description:

558 GG How to Write Good Survey Questions

Mar 3, 2017 00:14:01

Description:

557 GG Double Dactyl Poetry

Feb 23, 2017 00:14:12

Description:

556 GG Tumult. Bull in a China Shop. Always, Never, Usually, Often, Most, and More

Feb 16, 2017 00:10:25

Description:

555 GG. Toe/Tow the Line. Pled or Pleaded. Animal Idioms.

Feb 9, 2017 00:12:34

Description:

554 GG 'Reticent' or 'Reluctant.' Which' or 'That.'

Feb 2, 2017 00:10:29

Description:

553 GG Not Only, But Also. Leave in the Lurch. Month Names.

Jan 27, 2017 00:12:40

Description:

551 Capital vs Capitol. Citing Podcasts and Websites

Jan 19, 2017 00:11:06

Description:

551 GG. Words of the Year. Writing Tips.

Jan 12, 2017 00:15:29

Description:

550 GG Enormity or Enormousness? Badminton

Jan 5, 2017 00:07:16

Description:

549 GG Hone/Home In. Apostrophes.

Dec 29, 2016 00:11:48

Description:

548 GG. What Makes Good Stories.

Dec 22, 2016 00:10:14

Description:

547 GG 'A While' or 'Awhile'? Writing Dialogue

Dec 15, 2016 00:11:11

Description:

546 GG Anxious/Eager. If Not.

Dec 8, 2016 00:16:11

Description:

545 GG Read the Riot Act. The Changing English Language.

Dec 1, 2016 00:14:30

Description:

544 GG. Pilgrim Names. Pronouncing Foreign Words

Nov 24, 2016 00:21:27

Description:

543 GG. By the Wayside. How to Pronounce 'Biopic'

Nov 17, 2016 00:11:12

Description:

542 GG. 'Aloud' or "Out Loud'? Strong Voice

Nov 11, 2016 00:09:31

Description:

541 GG Before or Prior To? Foreign Language Syndrome

Nov 3, 2016 00:09:46

Description:

540 GG. Cemetery or Graveyard? Peer Editing. To Calendar.

Oct 27, 2016 00:13:21

Description:

539 GG Capitalizing Job Titles. I.e. Versus E.g. Sentence Diagramming

Oct 20, 2016 00:17:04

Description:

538 Alumni. Words from Bookmaking. Beyond the Pale

Oct 14, 2016 00:17:39

Description:

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537 GG "Further" Versus "Farther." Horse's Mouth

Oct 7, 2016 00:13:03

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536 GG Hit the Bestseller List: How to Style Your Words Like a Bestselling Author

Sep 29, 2016 00:15:52

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535 GG Anyways or Anyway? Topic Sentences

Sep 22, 2016 00:13:18

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534 GG. Bridget Jones. Pay Dirt. Dashes.

Sep 15, 2016 00:19:15

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533 GG. Etc. Short Shrift. Prepositions

Sep 8, 2016 00:21:17

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532 GG Loose or Lose. You Wazzock.

Sep 1, 2016 00:21:56

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531 GG Writing Dual POVs. Space Operas and Soap Operas.

Aug 25, 2016 00:12:45

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530 GG Whom. Preorder. Badger, Weasel, Ferret.

Aug 18, 2016 00:14:50

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529 GG Latin Words. Batten Down the Hatches

Aug 11, 2016 00:11:44

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528 GG Adjectives. Logical Fallacies

Aug 4, 2016 00:13:30

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527 GG 'Lit' or 'Lighted.' Why Some Words Become Homophones

Jul 29, 2016 00:17:34

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526 GG Types of Third Person Point of View. Flammable and Inflammable

Jul 22, 2016 00:10:31

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525 GG Food Idioms. 'Affective' or 'Effective'

Jul 15, 2016 00:14:34

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524 GG. Affect Versus Effect. How to Pronounce The

Jul 7, 2016 00:15:30

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523 GG Sightseeing. On Accident Versus by Accident

Jun 30, 2016 00:12:21

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522 GG Hearty or Hardy? How English Became English. Jury-Rigged.

Jun 23, 2016 00:19:53

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521 GG Is Funnest a Word? How to Pronounce Adirondack.

Jun 16, 2016 00:12:03

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520 GG Band Names. Woman or Female?

Jun 10, 2016 00:08:57

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519 GG RBIs. Principal and Principle. Run of the Mill

Jun 2, 2016 00:14:35

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518 GG Are You Interurban? Vonnegut's Famous Semicolon Quotation Was Taken Out of Context. Off the Cuff.

May 26, 2016 00:14:37

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517 GG Why Do We Call It Commencement? When to Delete "It"

May 19, 2016 00:10:10

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516 GG Celsius Versus Centigrade. 'Between' Versus 'Among'

May 12, 2016 00:10:42

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515 GG Home vs. Away? How to Make Product Names Plural

May 5, 2016 00:11:39

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514 GG Brouhaha. New Words. One Fell Swoop.

Apr 29, 2016 00:12:41

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513 GG North or Northbound. Subjunctive Verbs.

Apr 21, 2016 00:09:09

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512 GG Titled or Entitled? AP Style Updates. Into Thin Air.

Apr 14, 2016 00:11:45

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511 GG Pronouncing Pulitzer. Navajo Codes in WWII

Apr 7, 2016 00:14:03

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510 GG How Aphasia Causes Difficulty Speaking

Mar 31, 2016 00:23:57

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509 GG Charlie Chaplin Grammar. S-Backing.

Mar 24, 2016 00:14:49

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508 GG. Haiku Winners. Great Story Ideas

Mar 17, 2016 00:21:03

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507 Patty or Paddy? Needs Washed

Mar 10, 2016 00:11:34

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506 GG Subordinate Clause Examples

Mar 4, 2016 00:10:11

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505 GG Maudlin. Vocabulary Words

Feb 25, 2016 00:09:55

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504 GG Shined or Shone? Idioms About Tea

Feb 18, 2016 00:10:55

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503 GG What Is a Canard?

Feb 11, 2016 00:11:08

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502 GG. Straw Man. Wicked.

Feb 4, 2016 00:17:35

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501 GG Word Families. Caucus

Jan 28, 2016 00:09:30

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500 GG Redundancy. Letters of Recommendation.

Jan 21, 2016 00:15:53

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Follow along on the website: Redundancy:http://j.mp/1PGcT99 Letters of Recommendation: http://j.mp/20fJRVo Sponsors: http://audible.com/gg http://feverbornbook.com Wow! It's episode 500. Thanks to everyone. Tell me your story about how you listen. Leave it as a comment on the post pinned to the top of the page at http://facebook.com/GrammarGirl.

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499 GG Current or Currant? Singular They

Jan 14, 2016 00:12:05

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498 GG A Joke About a Mongoose. Writing Dates.

Jan 7, 2016 00:09:09

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497 GG Should You Capitalize 'the Force' from Star Wars?

Dec 31, 2015 00:03:28

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496 GG Plural of Hippopotamus

Dec 24, 2015 00:02:23

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495 GG Pair. Misusing “So” and “Very.” Even Keel

Dec 17, 2015 00:11:58

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494 GG Pair. Forensic Linguistics. In Cold Blood

Dec 10, 2015 00:10:18

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493 GG Hoofs or Hooves? Color Phrases

Dec 3, 2015 00:13:44

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492. GG. Blue. Kith and Kin

Nov 27, 2015 00:14:47

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491 GG Social Media. Internal Dialogue.

Nov 19, 2015 00:06:55

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490 GG Formatting URLs in Text

Nov 12, 2015 00:09:55

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489 GG Dialogue Tags. Writing Fight Scenes. NaNoWriMo

Nov 5, 2015 00:14:37

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488 GG Hallowe'en. Apostrophes. The Garden Path

Oct 29, 2015 00:14:01

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487 GG Wolf or Woof. Interrobang. Riding Roughshod

Oct 22, 2015 00:12:25

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486 - Suffragette. Ginormous

Oct 15, 2015 00:12:20

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Follow along on the website: Suffragette: http://bit.ly/1jruUj6 Ginormous: http://bit.ly/1R1M5SG Amazon Shopping Link: http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon

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485 GG Firstly. Exclamation Points. Leeway.

Oct 8, 2015 00:13:23

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484 GG Mantel or Mantle? Bulleted Lists

Oct 1, 2015 00:09:10

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483 GG Sort, Kind, or Type? Homophones, Homographs, and Homonyms

Sep 24, 2015 00:06:59

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482 GG Amused or Bemused. Being Bilingual. Positive Anymore.

Sep 17, 2015 00:19:26

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481 GG And/Or. That Should Be a Word.

Sep 10, 2015 00:07:28

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480 GG Matriculate. Diminutives. Crocodile or Alligator?

Sep 3, 2015 00:15:23

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479 GG Scrabble in Different Parts of the World

Aug 28, 2015 00:14:55

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478 GG Why English Has Silent Letters

Aug 20, 2015 00:20:14

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477 GG Scrabble Extravaganza

Aug 13, 2015 00:17:47

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476 GG Zero Percent, Prefixes and Suffixes, Malapropisms

Aug 6, 2015 00:16:25

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281 How Do Words Get in the Dictionary?

Jul 31, 2015 00:08:02

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475 GG How a Comma Can Get You out of a Parking Ticket

Jul 23, 2015 00:15:35

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474 GG Flesh Out. Last Names. Hat Trick.

Jul 16, 2015 00:16:00

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473 GG How Understanding Toy Story Can Help You Get into College

Jul 9, 2015 00:14:51

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472 GG Citizen or Resident? Let's and Let Us. Newfangled.

Jun 23, 2015 00:17:24

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471 GG Size versus Sized. When Is It OK to Be Redundant? Mind Your P’s and Q’s.

Jun 18, 2015 00:13:39

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470 GG Prepositions in Shakespeare

Jun 12, 2015 00:14:29

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469 GG Kudos. Crossword Puzzles. Squad Goals. June 4, 2015.

Jun 4, 2015 00:14:28

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468 GG Congratulations. Food Names That Come From Countries…or Not. Tall Poppy Syndrome.

May 28, 2015 00:11:54

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467 GG Deep Seeded or Deep Seated?, Lewis Carroll: He Loved to Play with Language, Japanese Words in English

May 21, 2015 00:17:55

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466 GG Healthy Versus Healthful. The Best SAT Essay Ever. Fast and Loose

May 14, 2015 00:20:26

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465 GG Two Spaces After a Period?

May 7, 2015 00:14:38

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464 GG Weird Conditionals

Apr 30, 2015 00:13:43

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463 GG Most or Almost. Parallel Structure. Follow Suit

Apr 23, 2015 00:13:19

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462 GG Everyday. Ain't. Eponyms

Apr 16, 2015 00:12:53

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461 GG Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Apr 9, 2015 00:10:20

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105 Yoda Grammar (Reissue)

Apr 2, 2015 00:05:11

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460 GG Global English: Prepone, Do the Needful, and More

Mar 26, 2015 00:11:15

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459 GG Subject-Verb Agreement

Mar 19, 2015 00:11:31

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458 GG Can You Process These Tricky, but Grammatical, Sentences?

Mar 13, 2015 00:15:26

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457 GG If Versus Whether

Mar 5, 2015 00:11:40

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456 GG Is Starting a Sentence With So Condescending?

Feb 26, 2015 00:16:30

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Announcement

Feb 20, 2015 00:00:33

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455 GG Why Do We Drive on Parkways and Park on Driveways?

Feb 12, 2015 00:12:23

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454 GG Splitting Infinitives

Feb 5, 2015 00:13:12

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453 GG Less Versus Fewer

Jan 29, 2015 00:14:10

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452 GG Why People Misuse Prepositions

Jan 22, 2015 00:20:24

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451 GG Impossible Participals

Jan 15, 2015 00:15:44

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450 GG Is Sign Language Universal?

Jan 8, 2015 00:34:08

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449 GG Double Possessives

Jan 1, 2015 00:12:34

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Follow along on the website: Transitive Versus Intransitive Verbs http://j.mp/1AUkNaZ Double Possessives http://j.mp/1x8OVy2 Try my iOS game, Grammar Pop http://j.mp/1H5YiSj

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448 GG How Our Brains Process Hyperbole

Dec 25, 2014 00:13:08

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447 GG Weird Ideas About Paragraph Length

Dec 18, 2014 00:17:43

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446 GG Why Don't People Say "Thou" Anymore

Dec 11, 2014 00:12:03

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445 GG Why Do People Say "Like" All the Time?

Dec 4, 2014 00:16:42

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444 GG Between You and Me

Nov 27, 2014 00:12:53

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443 GG Done Versus Finished

Nov 20, 2014 00:12:15

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442 GG Make Me a Sandwich

Nov 13, 2014 00:13:51

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441 GG Mic or Mike? Simple or Simplistic? Uppercase and Lowercase

Nov 6, 2014 00:13:19

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440 GG How to Plan a Novel

Oct 30, 2014 00:14:00

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439 GG Texting, Coffins, and Death

Oct 23, 2014 00:13:01

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438 GG Why Do People Say Punctuation Out Loud?

Oct 16, 2014 00:23:12

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437 GG What’s the difference between England, Great Britain, and the UK?

Oct 9, 2014 00:07:32

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436 GG Why People Have Always Been Confused About Apostrophes

Oct 2, 2014 00:15:08

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435 GG We Might Could Harvest the Corn

Sep 25, 2014 00:16:03

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434 GG Ya Shank: The Made-Up Swear Words of 'The Maze Runner'

Sep 18, 2014 00:11:39

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433 GG Why People Mix Up the Pronouns "Me" and "I"

Sep 11, 2014 00:14:19

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432 GG When to Use a Comma Before 'Because'

Sep 4, 2014 00:27:19

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431 GG Words That Aren't Words

Aug 28, 2014 00:13:45

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430 GG The Plural of Money. This Is Your Brain on Writing. Egregious

Aug 21, 2014 00:15:17

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429 GG How to Use the Conjunction “Nor”

Aug 14, 2014 00:18:12

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428 GG Crash Blossoms

Aug 7, 2014 00:13:07

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427 GG 7 French Food-Related Words That Became English

Jul 31, 2014 00:15:45

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426 GG A Language Lover's Trip to England

Jul 24, 2014 00:13:05

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425 GG Why Weird Al's Word Crimes Video Made Me Want to Quit

Jul 17, 2014 00:09:51

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424GG There's Something Weird About "For," "Yet," and "So"

Jul 10, 2014 00:10:04

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423 GG Is the Semicolon in TL;DR Ironic?

Jul 3, 2014 00:03:26

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422GG Manipulating Words to Make Things Funny

Jun 26, 2014 00:07:33

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421 - Part II: Why Do People Say 'A-Whole-Nother'?

Jun 19, 2014 00:12:45

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Why do people say "a-whole-nother"?It's the same reason we say "an apron" instead if "a napron."

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420 - Why 'A-Whole-Nother' Isn’t Like 'Ala-Frickin’-Bama' and 'Hizzouse'

Jun 12, 2014 00:09:03

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While researching why people say "a-whole-nother," Syelle Graves discovered that even knowing what to call the phrase gets complicated (and interesting).

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419 - Using Stick Figures to Understand First, Second, and Third Person

Jun 5, 2014 00:06:25

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Using Stick Figures to Understand First, Second, and Third Person

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418GG Starting a Sentence with a Conjunction: Right or Wrong?

May 29, 2014 00:10:10

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Many people have been taught that it's wrong to start a sentence with a conjunction, but nearly all major style guides say doing so is fine. Neal Whitman investigates why there seems to be such a difference between what teachers say and what style guides say.

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417 - An Unparalleled Letdown

May 22, 2014 00:03:45

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The authors of "The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation" help us understand parallel structure.

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416GG How to Kick Your Annoying Preposition Habit

May 15, 2014 00:07:25

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415 - Commas Are Like People on the Subway

May 8, 2014 00:08:37

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Commas are like people on the subway: You think you know them, but they're awfully complex. This week, we'll dig deeper and get to know some of their jobs: separating items in a series (the Oxford comma), delineating appositives, and surrounding nonrestrictive phrases.

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414 - Luisa Zissman's Missing Apostrophe

May 1, 2014 00:09:21

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Sometimes companies leave apostrophes out of their names when it seems as if the name would need an apostrophe. Why do they do it, and is it wrong?

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413 - Words Invented by Shakespeare

Apr 24, 2014 00:07:45

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In honor of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, we'll look at Shakespeare's words, phrases, insults, and false friends. I bet you don't know them all.

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412 - Can I Help Who's Next?

Apr 18, 2014 00:08:52

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Neal Whitman addresses some annoying phrases you hear in stores and restaurants, such as "Can I help who's next?" and "Did you want cream in your coffee?" Find out why people say such things.

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411 - Addictive Versus Addicting

Apr 10, 2014 00:07:19

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Addictive Versus Addicting

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410GG Just Because

Mar 30, 2014 00:09:04

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408 - Why We Don't End Sentences With "You're"

Mar 21, 2014 00:08:12

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Some words have strong forms, weak forms, and even weaker forms.

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407GG Why Canadians Don't Really Say "Aboot"

Mar 13, 2014 00:09:23

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Gretchen McCulloch from the All Things Linguistic explains why Canadians don't say "aboot" and why most Americans think they do.

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406GG Begging the Question

Mar 7, 2014 00:07:04

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405 - Is Cash Money a Regional Expression?

Feb 28, 2014 00:07:40

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Is Cash Money a Regional Expression?

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404 - Why "Substitute" Is Weird

Feb 27, 2014 00:09:12

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Why it’s hard to talk about substituting one thing for another without confusing people. Guest Writer: Neal Whitman Sponsor: AudiblePodcast.com/GG

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403 - Preventative and Orientate

Feb 22, 2014 00:05:47

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Today, we’re going to talk about two cases in which English has two words that mean the same thing and whether one choice is better than the other. Preventative and preventive, and orient and orientate. Sponsor: Grammar Girl’s Peeve Wars. Visits FundAnything.com/peevewars to learn more.

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402 - Little Bunny Foo Foo

Feb 21, 2014 00:10:27

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The Hoax Behind Little Bunny Foo Foo

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401 - How Clipping Creates New Words

Feb 14, 2014 00:06:29

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Great tales of English word evolution: From pantaloons to pants, caravan to van, and much more. Guest Writer: Bonnie Trenga Sponsor: http://FundAnything.com/peevewars

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400 - How Reading Tickles Your Neurons

Feb 9, 2014 00:05:57

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When you read about a character, in some ways your brain acts as though it thinks you ARE the character. It's amazing. Grammar Girl and the Savvy Psychologist explain how. Subscribe to the Savvy Psychologist's show at iTunes. Get the card game Peeve Wars at http://FundAnything.com/peevewars

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399 - Your Brain on Fiction

Feb 7, 2014 00:07:33

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How Literature Changes Your Brain for the Better. If you liked this podcast, check out our new show, The Savvy Psychologist.

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071 Units Of Measure

Jan 30, 2014 00:06:33

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398GG Why Some Band Names Take "The" and Some Don't

Jan 24, 2014 00:09:54

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397 - Secrets of Bestselling Novels

Jan 16, 2014 00:08:56

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A new study uncovered things that successful novels have in common.

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396 GG Tenterhooks or Tenderhooks?

Jan 10, 2014 00:04:26

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192 Do I Hate Your Singing or You Singing?

Jan 2, 2014 00:05:40

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395 GG How to Use Quotation Marks

Dec 24, 2013 00:09:18

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How to mix quotation marks with other punctuation.

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394GG Hashtag Rap

Dec 17, 2013 00:08:53

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393 GG Nonsense Syllables

Dec 13, 2013 00:07:59

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392 GG Orangehead

Dec 6, 2013 00:07:42

Description:

Why do we call people redheads instead of orangeheads? Guest writer Gretchen McCulloch has the amazing answer. Grammar Pop Winterfest is a new wintery edition of the original Grammar Pop iOS game. It has new winter art and all new sentences, and it's on sale for only 99 cents until December 15. Get it today!

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251 - What Is a Gerund?

Nov 28, 2013 00:07:18

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What Is a Gerund?

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391 GG Scrabble Words

Nov 22, 2013 00:07:25

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390 - Passive Voice

Nov 15, 2013 00:06:13

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Avoid one of the biggest passive voice mistakes!

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389 GG English Plurals: Wugs and Blicks

Nov 7, 2013 00:08:27

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388 GG Style Sheets

Oct 23, 2013 00:07:07

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387 GG "Because" as a Preposition

Oct 14, 2013 00:12:05

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386 - Negation in Night Vale

Oct 10, 2013 00:11:46

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Welcome to Night Vale: Where even “not” isn’t what it seems.

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117 - Biweekly Versus Semiweekly

Oct 3, 2013 00:03:57

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Why "biweekly" can have multiple legitimate meanings. Check out the new word game Grammar Pop in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-pop-hd/id666851934?mt=8&uo=4&at=11l7m5

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385 - Irony

Sep 27, 2013 00:09:20

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More than five different types of irony? No wonder it's confusing! Guest writer Keith Houston, author of "Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and other Typographical Marks" helps us figure out irony.

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384 - Homophones

Sep 19, 2013 00:08:24

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Which English homophones came from polysemy and which came from spelling variation? Try our new iPad game, Grammar Pop. If you like the Grammar Girl podcast, you'll love the game.

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383 GG Could Care Less

Sep 12, 2013 00:11:17

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50 GG Like Versus As

Sep 5, 2013 00:06:32

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381 GG Prepositions

Aug 30, 2013 00:09:30

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380 GG Participles and Gerunds

Aug 22, 2013 00:09:09

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379 GG Apostrophes in Science Fiction and Fantasy Names

Aug 15, 2013 00:07:25

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378 GG Apostrophes and Plurals

Aug 9, 2013 00:09:10

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Learn how to use apostrophes by pondering a Victoria's Secret ad. Buy Grammar Girl's books: http://j.mp/allGGbooks

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377 GG Royal "We"

Aug 2, 2013 00:07:56

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376 GG Why Do We Have Both A and An?

Jul 19, 2013 00:09:20

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How English evolved to give us two indefinite articles (a and an), and the odd mix of possessive pronouns that don't quite match. Buy Grammar Girl's books: http://j.mp/allGGbooks

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375 GG What Is It Called When You Mishear Song Lyrics?

Jul 11, 2013 00:10:20

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374 GG Rebracketing

Jul 5, 2013 00:08:20

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372 GG Retronyms

Jun 21, 2013 00:08:05

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371 GG Commma Splice

Jun 14, 2013 00:11:55

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370 GG Why Isn't "Gruntled" A Word?

Jun 7, 2013 00:08:20

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369 GG Why Does "I" Take Plural Verbs?

May 31, 2013 00:09:50

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368 GG Hyphens

May 24, 2013 00:10:05

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367 GG The Old Editor Says

May 17, 2013 00:10:55

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366 GG Slash

May 10, 2013 00:11:05

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285 GG "Moot" Versus "Mute"

May 3, 2013 00:04:17

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365 GG The Language of Crime

Apr 26, 2013 00:07:10

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364 GG Why Would Anyone Use "The Chicago Manual of Style"?

Apr 19, 2013 00:06:30

Description:

Style guides.

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363 GG Writing Flashbacks

Apr 12, 2013 00:10:35

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362 GG Why Are Some Portmanteaus So Awful?

Apr 5, 2013 00:06:20

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361 GG Is That a Wool Sweater or a Woolen Sweater?

Mar 29, 2013 00:08:10

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051 GG I'm Good

Mar 22, 2013 00:07:18

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360 GG Will himself be on the pig's back this St. Patrick's Day?

Mar 15, 2013 00:06:47

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359 GG Do You Tell People to Pound Sand or Pound Salt?

Mar 8, 2013 00:06:59

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358 GG "Only": The Most Insidious Misplaced Modifier

Mar 1, 2013 00:08:49

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357 GG Why the Plural of "Die" Is "Dice," not "Douse."

Feb 22, 2013 00:09:08

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356 GG Where Do I Use Commas?

Feb 15, 2013 00:08:56

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355 GG Subject Object

Feb 8, 2013 00:07:38

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354 GG Starting a Sentence with "However": Right or Wrong?

Feb 1, 2013 00:10:10

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353 GG Can Apple Get Away with "Funness"?

Jan 25, 2013 00:09:10

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352 GG How to Create and Use Figures of Speech Pt.1

Jan 18, 2013 00:09:20

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351 GG Pronouns: Is a Company a "Who" or a "That"?

Jan 11, 2013 00:06:56

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350 GG "Who" Versus "That"

Jan 4, 2013 00:07:07

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349 GG A Word Lover's Highlights of 2012

Dec 28, 2012 00:10:19

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348 GG How Webster's Screwed Up

Dec 21, 2012 00:09:01

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347 GG How to Use a Hyphen

Dec 14, 2012 00:11:04

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Learn how to use properly use hyphens with compound adjectives.

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346 GG Tuxedo Verbs

Dec 7, 2012 00:09:15

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342 GG Writing for Dyslexic Readers

Nov 9, 2012 00:08:21

Description:

Tricks to make make your writing more accessible to people with dyslexia and visual impairments.

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341 GG Google Ngram and "Impact" as a Verb

Nov 2, 2012 00:08:36

Description:

The updated Ngram Viewer gives new insight into word usage.

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151 GG Just Say No to Drugs

Oct 12, 2012 00:03:02

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142 GG When Are Double Words OK?

Sep 28, 2012 00:07:20

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334 GG Using Present Tense in a Story About the Past

Aug 31, 2012 00:08:37

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333 GG When Is W a Vowel

Aug 24, 2012 00:09:42

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332 GG How Do You Tell If Something Is True?

Aug 10, 2012 00:12:52

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331 GG "Pet" or "Petted"? Troublesome Past Tenses

Aug 3, 2012 00:09:16

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Some verbs are becoming strangely irregular.

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330 GG The Rules of Story

Jul 27, 2012 00:10:36

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329 GG "Versus"

Jul 20, 2012 00:08:31

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328 GG "Decimate" and "All Right"

Jul 13, 2012 00:07:29

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Two troublesome words from Grammar Girl's new book.

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327 GG "Dilemma" and "Gone Missing"

Jul 6, 2012 00:06:19

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326 GG "Jealousy" Versus "Envy"

Jun 29, 2012 00:04:55

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325 GG So You Think You Can Edit?

Jun 22, 2012 00:07:53

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324 GG When Bad Grammar Means Good Fiction

Jun 8, 2012 00:07:27

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323 GG How to Write Numbers

Jun 1, 2012 00:07:57

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When do you write out numbers, and why do they call it "maths" in England?

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133 GG A Historic Podcast

May 18, 2012 00:05:14

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320 GG You Have No Idea How Weird "Do" Is

May 4, 2012 00:08:21

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318 GG Dashes, Colons, and Commas

Apr 20, 2012 00:06:11

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317 GG What Does "Proper English" Mean?

Apr 13, 2012 00:10:50

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316 GG Sentence Fragments

Apr 6, 2012 00:06:28

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315 GG Possessives

Mar 30, 2012 00:08:24

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314 GG Mary Sue

Mar 23, 2012 00:06:39

Description:

061 GG "Bring" Versus "Take"

Mar 16, 2012 00:07:22

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312 GG This NGD story is "all right."

Mar 2, 2012 00:06:27

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311 GG Where Are You At?

Feb 24, 2012 00:07:19

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309 GG Why Do Kids Say "Versing"?

Feb 17, 2012 00:08:19

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It's older than you think.

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308 GG Should We Abandon Standard Spelling?

Feb 10, 2012 00:08:41

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310 GG Stationary, Stationery, Complement, and Compliment

Feb 3, 2012 00:04:02

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111 GG Everybody Wants Some

Jan 27, 2012 00:06:44

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306 GG "The Night Circus": Well Done Second Person Narrative

Jan 13, 2012 00:08:59

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305 GG Where Did the @ Symbol Come From?

Jan 6, 2012 00:06:33

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304 GG Should You Point Out Errors?

Dec 30, 2011 00:07:09

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030 GG Sentence Fragments

Dec 23, 2011 00:06:30

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200 "Who" Versus "Whom," Advanced

Dec 11, 2011 10:00:00

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302 GG Passive Voice

Dec 9, 2011 00:06:46

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301 GG Active Voice

Dec 2, 2011 00:08:58

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300 GG Christmas Carol Grammar

Nov 25, 2011 00:07:22

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299 GG Ten Tips to Banish Typos

Nov 18, 2011 00:08:14

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298 GG Color Your Readers' Imagination with Words

Nov 4, 2011 00:08:26

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297 GG How to Search a Corpus

Oct 28, 2011 00:09:18

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It's a database, not a dead body.

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029 GG "They" as a Singular Pronoun

Oct 21, 2011 00:07:42

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294 GG Do You Resent Your Editor?

Oct 7, 2011 00:08:37

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293 When to Capitalize Seasons

Sep 29, 2011 00:10:00

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When to Capitalize Seasons

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292 Overcoming Writer’s Block

Sep 23, 2011 10:00:00

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288 Compound Nouns

Aug 8, 2011 10:00:00

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287 Compound Subjects

Aug 5, 2011 10:00:00

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284 Who Says “Fun” Can’t Be an Adjective?

Jul 14, 2011 10:00:00

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283 Did Oxford Drop the Oxford Comma?

Jul 8, 2011 00:08:20

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282 "Each Other" Versus "One Another"

Jul 1, 2011 00:07:19

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280 Whoever or Whomever?

Jun 16, 2011 00:08:00

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279 Capitalizing Titles

Jun 9, 2011 00:08:20

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Capitalizing Titles

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275 Camel Case

May 12, 2011 00:06:44

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274 Double Subjects

May 5, 2011 10:00:00

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273 "A Hold" or "Ahold"?

Apr 28, 2011 10:00:00

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272 Do You Capitalize “God”?

Apr 21, 2011 00:08:20

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Do You Capitalize “God”?

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270 Commas With Participial Phrases

Apr 7, 2011 10:00:00

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269 Ending a Sentence With a Preposition

Mar 31, 2011 00:09:02

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268 Mixing Verb Tenses

Mar 24, 2011 10:00:00

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267 How to Speak English Like the Irish

Mar 17, 2011 00:08:20

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264 Punctuating Questions

Feb 24, 2011 00:09:08

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263 How to Write Grammatically Correct Photo Captions

Feb 17, 2011 00:08:20

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262 Commas with Adjectives

Feb 10, 2011 10:00:00

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260 Contractions

Jan 27, 2011 10:00:00

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259 First, Second, and Third Person

Jan 20, 2011 10:00:00

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First, Second, and Third Person

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258 How to Write Dialogue

Jan 13, 2011 00:08:20

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How to Write Dialogue

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257 Should You Ever Put a Space Before a Period?

Jan 13, 2011 10:00:00

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256 Serial Comma

Dec 30, 2010 10:00:00

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253 "Desert" Versus "Dessert"

Dec 10, 2010 10:00:00

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252 What Is Plagiarism?

Dec 2, 2010 10:00:00

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250 "Foreword" Versus "Forward"

Nov 19, 2010 10:00:00

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249 Why Doesn’t “Veterans Day” Have an Apostrophe?

Nov 10, 2010 10:00:00

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Why Doesn’t “Veterans Day” Have an Apostrophe?

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248 How to Write a Better Resume

Nov 4, 2010 10:00:00

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246 Show, Don’t Tell

Oct 28, 2010 10:00:00

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Show, Don’t Tell

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245 "Talk With" versus "Talk To"

Oct 22, 2010 00:07:19

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243 "Think Different" or "Think Differently"

Oct 7, 2010 10:00:00

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242 "Like" Versus "Such As"

Sep 30, 2010 00:09:20

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240 Do All Adverbs End in "-Ly"?

Sep 16, 2010 10:00:00

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239 Capitalizing Proper Nouns

Sep 9, 2010 00:08:20

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238 Is It OK to Switch Verb Tenses?

Sep 2, 2010 10:00:00

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235 Swearing

Aug 12, 2010 10:00:00

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234 Does "Until" Include the Date?

Aug 5, 2010 10:00:00

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233 Parentheses, Brackets, and Braces

Jul 29, 2010 10:00:00

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232 Active Voice Versus Passive Voice

Jul 22, 2010 10:00:00

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231 How to Write Clear Sentences

Jul 15, 2010 10:00:00

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230 When to Use Female Nouns

Jul 8, 2010 10:00:00

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229 Understanding Voice and Tone in Writing

Jul 1, 2010 10:00:00

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228 Comma Splice

Jun 25, 2010 00:09:20

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226 How to Use Transition Words

Jun 17, 2010 10:00:00

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225 Ellipses

Jun 10, 2010 00:08:00

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224 When to Use Articles Before Nouns

Jun 4, 2010 10:00:00

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222 Dashes, Parentheses, and Commas

May 21, 2010 10:00:00

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221 "Although" Versus "While"

May 13, 2010 10:00:00

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219 "Bad" Versus "Badly"

Apr 30, 2010 00:08:00

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220 How to Eliminate Adverbs

Apr 29, 2010 10:00:00

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217 What Is Poetic License?

Apr 15, 2010 10:00:00

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215 Hey, That's Not Grammar Girl!

Apr 1, 2010 10:00:00

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213 Stacked Modifiers

Mar 18, 2010 10:00:00

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212 Daylight Saving Time

Mar 11, 2010 10:00:00

Description:

Daylight Saving Time

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212 Daylight Saving Time

Mar 11, 2010 10:00:00

Description:

Daylight Saving Time

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209 Does the Olympic Theme Song “I Believe” Have a Grammar Error?

Feb 19, 2010 10:00:00

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206 Is "I'm Loving It" Proper Grammar?

Jan 29, 2010 10:00:00

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205 Readers Share Their Funny Errors

Jan 21, 2010 00:08:20

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203 How Do You Pronounce 2010?

Jan 18, 2010 10:00:00

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204 Is "Got" Proper English?

Jan 14, 2010 10:00:00

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202 When to Use Nor

Dec 31, 2009 10:00:00

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201 Is “Ain't” a Word?

Dec 25, 2009 10:00:00

Description:

Is “Ain't” a Word?

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199 "Alternate" Versus "Alternative"

Dec 5, 2009 10:00:00

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197 "Where" Versus "In Which"

Nov 19, 2009 10:00:00

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196 Adverbs Ending in -ly

Nov 13, 2009 10:00:00

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194 How to Use Italics

Oct 23, 2009 00:06:44

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193 "Diffuse" Versus "Defuse"

Oct 16, 2009 10:00:00

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191 How to Write a Complaint Letter

Oct 2, 2009 10:00:00

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190 Ellipses Spurned

Sep 25, 2009 10:00:00

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188 "Comprise" Versus "Compose"

Sep 18, 2009 10:00:00

Description:

"Comprise" Versus "Compose"

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187 Should Writers Keep a Journal?

Sep 11, 2009 00:07:19

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186 Funny Misplaced Modifiers

Sep 4, 2009 10:00:00

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185 When Should You Capitalize Titles?

Aug 28, 2009 00:06:10

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When Should You Capitalize Titles?

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183 Verbs Sandwiched Between Singular and Plural Nouns

Aug 14, 2009 10:00:00

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184 When Should You Capitalize Words?

Aug 1, 2009 00:08:00

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181 How Many Spaces After A Period?

Jul 30, 2009 00:09:20

Description:

176 What Is Subject-Complement Agreement?

Jul 26, 2009 10:00:00

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180 How to Use Parallel Construction Correctly

Jul 24, 2009 10:00:00

Description:

How to Use Parallel Construction Correctly

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119 "Shall" Versus "Will"

Jul 22, 2009 10:00:00

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179 Can You Start a Sentence with “Which”?

Jul 17, 2009 10:00:00

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178 Do Rhetorical Questions Need a Question Mark?

Jul 10, 2009 10:00:00

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174 "Myself"

Jun 12, 2009 00:06:44

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172 "All Right" Versus "Alright"

May 29, 2009 10:00:00

Description:

"All Right" Versus "Alright"

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170 Swear Words in Text

May 15, 2009 00:08:20

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169 Using “For” to Mean “Because”

May 9, 2009 10:00:00

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168 Troublesome Contractions (e.g., I'd've)

May 1, 2009 10:00:00

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167 Dashes Versus Colons

Apr 23, 2009 10:00:00

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166 Strunk and White

Apr 17, 2009 10:00:00

Description:

Strunk and White

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165 Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initialisms

Apr 10, 2009 00:08:00

Description:

182 Are You Annoyingly Redundant?

Apr 7, 2009 10:00:00

Description:

Are You Annoyingly Redundant?

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182 Are You Annoyingly Redundant?

Apr 7, 2009 10:00:00

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164 "One" Versus "You"

Apr 3, 2009 10:00:00

Description:

"One" Versus "You"

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177 Why Are British English and American English Different?

Apr 3, 2009 10:00:00

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162 How to Write a Great Blog Comment

Mar 20, 2009 10:00:00

Description:

How to Write a Great Blog Comment

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161 "Use" Versus "Utilize"

Mar 13, 2009 10:00:00

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158 "Flammable" Versus "Inflammable"

Feb 20, 2009 10:00:00

Description:

157 GG When to Use a Comma with “Too”

Feb 13, 2009 00:04:01

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156 What is the plural of scissors

Feb 6, 2009 10:00:00

Description:

155 What to Call People With Disabilities.

Jan 30, 2009 10:00:00

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153 Do You Overuse "Of"?

Jan 16, 2009 10:00:00

Description:

150 How to Podcast a Book

Dec 26, 2008 10:00:00

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148 How to Write Your First Novel

Dec 12, 2008 10:00:00

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012 Wordiness And Idioms

Nov 21, 2008 10:00:00

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146 Mixed Metaphors

Nov 13, 2008 10:00:00

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144 Concrete Versus Cement

Nov 7, 2008 10:00:00

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141 Appositives

Oct 17, 2008 10:00:00

Description:

140 Modifying Phrases at the Beginning of Sentences

Oct 10, 2008 10:00:00

Description:

139 Is "Data" Singular or Plural?

Oct 3, 2008 00:09:20

Description:

136 Complex-Compound Sentences

Sep 19, 2008 10:00:00

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131 Collective Nouns

Sep 2, 2008 10:00:00

Description:

129 Assure Versus Ensure Versus Insure

Aug 25, 2008 10:00:00

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127 Begs the Question

Aug 19, 2008 10:00:00

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126 Through, Threw, and Thru

Aug 14, 2008 10:00:00

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125 Comparatives Versus Superlatives

Aug 12, 2008 10:00:00

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124 Better Versus Best

Aug 8, 2008 10:00:00

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122 Is "Have Got" Acceptable English?

Aug 1, 2008 10:00:00

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120 He Said, She Said

Jul 25, 2008 10:00:00

Description:

118 Writing Accents and Dialects

Jul 18, 2008 10:00:00

Description:

123 How to Avoid Clichés

Jul 15, 2008 10:00:00

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116 "Than I" Versus "Than Me"

Jul 10, 2008 00:07:19

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114 Phrasal Verbs

Jul 4, 2008 10:00:00

Description:

113 Writing with Slang

Jun 27, 2008 10:00:00

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110 When to Leave Out "That"

Jun 6, 2008 10:00:00

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108 Whose for Inanimate Objects

May 23, 2008 00:06:30

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107 Graduated versus Graduated From

May 15, 2008 00:08:20

Description:

Graduated versus Graduated From

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104 Sentence Length

Apr 25, 2008 10:00:00

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101 How to Write Percents

Apr 4, 2008 10:00:00

Description:

How to Write Percents

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100 How to Write Numbers

Mar 28, 2008 10:00:00

Description:

007 Which Versus That

Mar 21, 2008 10:00:00

Description:

098 Who Versus Whom--Advanced

Mar 7, 2008 10:00:00

Description:

096 May Versus Might

Feb 21, 2008 00:08:00

Description:

095 Zeroscape Versus Xeriscape

Feb 15, 2008 10:00:00

Description:

093 Hyphens

Jan 31, 2008 00:08:00

Description:

091 Yo as a Pronoun

Jan 10, 2008 00:08:20

Description:

090 Went Missing

Jan 4, 2008 00:06:44

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087 Used to Versus Use to, and Other Listener Questions

Dec 7, 2007 10:00:00

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086 Greeting Card Grammar

Nov 23, 2007 10:00:00

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084 People Versus Entities

Nov 16, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

083 Interviewing Tips

Nov 9, 2007 10:00:00

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082 Daylight-Saving Time

Nov 9, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

078 Formatting Hyperlinks

Oct 5, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

Formatting Hyperlinks

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078 Formatting Hyperlinks

Oct 5, 2007 10:00:00

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077 Verbification of a Noun

Sep 28, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

076 Starting a Sentence With "Hopefully"

Sep 21, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

073 Simplify Your Writing

Aug 30, 2007 10:00:00

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072 The The -- The Double The

Aug 23, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

070 The Asterisk (Trust Me About Grammar, Not About Baseball)

Aug 10, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

068 Unlawful Versus Illegal

Jul 20, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

067 Your Versus You're

Jul 20, 2007 10:00:00

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065 Regionalisms

Jun 29, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

064 Between You and Me

Jun 26, 2007 00:08:00

Description:

056 Generating Story Ideas and Overcoming Writer's Block

May 22, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

055 Misplaced Modifiers

May 18, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

048 April Fools' Day Episode

Apr 1, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

266 When Should You Capitalize Cocktail and Food Names?

Mar 11, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

When Should You Capitalize Cocktail and Food Names?

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042 Semicolons

Feb 21, 2007 00:06:30

Description:

036 Grammar Manners

Jan 12, 2007 10:00:00

Description:

031 The Lord Is Come?

Dec 15, 2006 00:04:12

Description:

024 Who Versus That

Nov 4, 2006 10:00:00

Description:

021 Proofreading Tips

Oct 20, 2006 00:07:21

Description:

165 Abbreviations, Acronyms, And Initialisms

Oct 10, 2006 10:00:00

Description:

Abbreviations, Acronyms, And Initialisms

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165 Abbreviations, Acronyms, And Initialisms

Oct 10, 2006 10:00:00

Description:

Excessive Redundant Redundancies

Oct 8, 2006 10:00:00

Description:

Excessive Redundant Redundancies

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Excessive Redundant Redundancies

Oct 8, 2006 10:00:00

Description:

182 Title Capitalization Rules

Sep 24, 2006 10:00:00

Description:

11 Grammar Style Issues

Sep 7, 2006 10:00:00

Description:

Find older shows at QuickAndDirtyTips.com

Jan 2, 2005 00:00:27

Description:

276 Is "Graduated College" Wrong?

May 26, 2001 00:08:20

Description:

Is "Graduated College" Wrong?

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