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Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing: Episodes

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Compliment Versus Complement
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Saving Our Prepositions
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How 8 Fonts Got Their Names
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Commas Before "Jr."
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Impossible Participles
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Onomatopoeia
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Transitive Versus Intransitive Verbs
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Double Possessives
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Champ Versus Chomp
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Hyperbole
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Adulting
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Why Some Disease Names Are Capitalized
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How Long Should a Paragraph Be?
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Johannes Gutenberg
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What Does "Xmas" Really Mean?
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Why Don't People Say "Thou" Anymore?
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Who Says "Kitty-Corner" and Who Says "Catty-Corner"
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Is "Boughten" a Word?
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Did Valley Girls Invent "Like"?
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Is German Chocolate Cake from Germany?
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Lightning versus Lightening
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Between You and Me
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How Teddy Bears Got Their Name
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Done Versus Finished (Follow along at the website: http://bit.ly/1uNZgyH)
Types of Nouns (http://bit.ly/1vwzG3c)
Why Grimm's Fairy Tales Should Make You Think of Linguistics (http://bit.ly/1yzfHOs)

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Based on Versus Based off. Make Me a Sandwich: A Joke About Verbs. How to Pronounce Zero
Mic or Mike? Simple or Simplistic? Uppercase and Lowercase. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1qEiW2m
For NaNoWriMo: How to format a character's thoughts, how to plan a novel, and the surprising newness of the novel format. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/13DNlJ8
Today, with Halloween in mind, I have a Quick and Dirty tip about the difference between a casket and a coffin; and an excerpt from David Crystal’s new book, Words in Time and Place, that goes through the many words we have for death and dying. Finally, I saw something shocking in a formal document ...
"Vaccine" Versus "Vaccination." Syelle Graves explains why people say things such as "We never leave any soldier behind. Period," and more generally, the relationship between speech and writing. A doozy of an eighteenth-century grammar rule: Don't use "who" to refer to children. Read the transcript: ...
I know all you European listeners think it’s ridiculous that Americans don’t know the difference between England and Britain, but a British friend told me that many of you don’t know the difference between Britain and the United Kingdom, and that this would be a good topic for a podcast even though ...
An interview with Ammon Shea about the confusing history of apostrophes. Hanged Versus Hung. The story of the Victorian Great Exhibition, where Adolphe Sax displayed his invention: the saxophone. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/Zsa0po
Yes, you can start a sentence with "because." Here's how to do it.
What are helping verbs (also called auxiliary verbs), and why do people in some regions say things such as "might could" and "might should"?
English writers didn't always use a dot over the letter "i." We'll talk about when and why ...
Insults, swear words, and world-building for young adults: In an interview with James Dashner, I got the inside scoop on the language of "The Maze Runner." Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1poctaV
I can tell you which pronouns to use, but it takes a linguist to explain WHY people get confused. Here, Gretchen McCulloch reveals the fascinating reason that people struggle with sentences such as "Billy and me went to the store." Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1vrTG2g
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