Daily Writing Tips
  • Vocabulary Quiz #10: Commonly Confused Words Today 3:13 am
    In each sentence, choose the correct word from the pair of similar terms. (If both words possibly can be correct, choose the more plausible one.)Click here to get access to 800+ interactive grammar exercises! Publish your book with our partner InstantPublisher.com! Professionally printed in as few as 7 days. Original post: Vocabulary Quiz #10: Commonly Confused Word...
  • Political Terms Dominate New Dictionary Entries Yesterday
    Dictionary.com’s newest set of entries to its lexicon, and some revised definitions for existing terms, reflect the politically themed discourse that has dominated the media over the past year. This post shares and defines some of those terms.Click here to get access to 800+ interactive grammar exercises! Publish your book with our partner InstantPublisher.com! Professionally printed in as few as 7 days. Original post: Political Terms Dominate New Dictionary Entrie...
  • How to Treat Complex Phrasal Adjectives Tuesday
    Numerous DailyWritingTips.com posts have addressed hyphenation of phrasal adjectives such as “long range” when they precede a noun, as in “long-range missile.” But what about when the phrasal adjective includes more than two words? As this post explains, it depends on the interrelationships of those words. Click here to get access to 800+ interactive grammar exercises! Publish your book with our partner InstantPublisher.com! Professionally printed in as few as 7 days. Original post: How to Treat Complex Phrasal Adjective...
  • The Proud and the Prudish Monday
    This post discusses two words that because of their disparate meanings are not easily recognized as cognates, as well as a couple of others that are, as a result of disguised spelling, perhaps equally unlikely to be associated.Click here to get access to 800+ interactive grammar exercises! Publish your book with our partner InstantPublisher.com! Professionally printed in as few as 7 days. Original post: The Proud and the Prudis...
  • 55 “House” Idioms Oct 13, 2017
    The integral nature and the ubiquity of houses in our culture has given rise to a number of idiomatic expressions that include the word house. This post lists such terms.Click here to get access to 800+ interactive grammar exercises! Publish your book with our partner InstantPublisher.com! Professionally printed in as few as 7 days. Original post: 55 “House” Idiom...


Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  • 590 - How to Write an Apology Oct 12, 2017
    How to avoid the worst apologies (the "if" apology, the passive voice apology, the reverse apology, and the florid fauxpology) and write a good apology letter. THE GRAMMAR DAILY 2018 CALENDAR http://amzn.to/2f8jPDG GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://...
  • 589 - The "Ruth's Chris" Apostrophe. Thingamajigs. Oct 5, 2017
    This week, I talk about what's up with the weird apostrophe in "Ruth's Chris Steak House" and where we get placeholder names like "thingamajig" and "doohickey." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://fac...
  • 588 - Why People Mimic Accents. Why People "Have Your Six." Sep 28, 2017
    This week, I talk about why we mimic accents, about how to pronounce "espresso," about interesting idioms that include the number six. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pint...
  • 587 - More British & American Differences. Quotation Marks with Periods and Commas Sep 21, 2017
    Quotation Marks with Periods and Commas FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl...
  • 586 - UK and US English. Bad or Badly? Sep 14, 2017
    Unusual differences I noticed between British and American English on a recent trip. Plus, why you should say you "feed bad" and not that you "feed badly." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://faceboo...