Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

697 - What Anyone Can Learn From the College Essay Process

Dodany: 17 czerwca 2019

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...

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

Dodany: 13 czerwca 2019

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." LINKS...

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

Dodany: 10 czerwca 2019

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,...

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

Dodany: 6 czerwca 2019

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. LINKS AND SPONSORS | How to Be...

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

Dodany: 4 czerwca 2019

What's wrong with saying something is "very unique"? Plus, autological words like "longer." LINKS AND SPONSORS | Family Ghosts Podcast: https://familyghostspodcast.com/ | Audible:...

692 - Godzilla, Cryptids, and Dilemma Comments.

Dodany: 30 maja 2019

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...

691 - BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye

Dodany: 27 maja 2019

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...

690 - The Spelling Bee Kids

Dodany: 23 maja 2019

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. LINKS AND SPONSORS | Grammar...

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

Dodany: 21 maja 2019

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

688 - Dangling Participles

Dodany: 16 maja 2019

What are participles and why do they dangle? LINKS AND SPONSORS | Graduation Sweepstakes: http://bit.ly/qdtlifeaftercollege | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: http://bit.ly/GrammarWebinar2019...

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

Dodany: 13 maja 2019

Palgrave Macmillan executive editor Elisabeth Dyssegaard is from Denmark and also works as a translator. LINKS AND SPONSORS | http://bombas.com/grammar | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar:...

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

Dodany: 9 maja 2019

The 'Dilemma' Dilemma. 'Big Bang Theory" Words and Language. LINKS AND SPONSORS | http://stamps.com Code:GRAMMAR | http://startwiththispodcast.com | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar:...

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

Dodany: 6 maja 2019

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

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

Dodany: 2 maja 2019

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. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube:...

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

Dodany: 29 kwietnia 2019

‘So’ and ‘So That’: Coordinating or Subordinating Conjunction? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: http://bit.ly/YoutubeGrammar | Twitter: http://bit.ly/TwitterGrammarGirl | Facebook:...

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

Dodany: 25 kwietnia 2019

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." FOLLOW GRAMMAR...

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

Dodany: 22 kwietnia 2019

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 |...

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

Dodany: 18 kwietnia 2019

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...