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

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


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Posted on 20 May 2019 | 11:00 pm


688 - Dangling Participles

What are participles and why do they dangle? 

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Posted on 16 May 2019 | 6:30 pm


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

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

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Posted on 13 May 2019 | 7:15 pm


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

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

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Posted on 9 May 2019 | 5:30 pm


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

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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Posted on 6 May 2019 | 5:45 pm


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

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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Posted on 2 May 2019 | 3:15 pm


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

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

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Posted on 29 April 2019 | 9:15 pm


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

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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Posted on 25 April 2019 | 4:30 pm


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

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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Posted on 22 April 2019 | 6:15 pm