Daily Writing Tips
  • Studios and Studies Yesterday
    The word study has a variety of meanings and a small but meaningful array of words based on it. This post lists those definitions and 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: Studios and Studie...
  • Grammar Quiz #11: Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Constructions Thursday
    In each of the following sentences, a lack of punctuation creates a mistaken impression about the relationship of a modifying word or phrase to the idea it modifies. Insert punctuation so that the relationship is clear.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: Grammar Quiz #11: Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Construction...
  • 15 French Words and Phrases That Don’t Mean That in French Aug 16, 2017
    This post lists a number of words and phrases used in English that are derived from French but are no longer employed with the same idiomatic sense in French (if they ever were). Each term is followed by the literal French translation, a brief definition, and a comment about its status in French and how the French language conveys the idiom.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: 15 French Words and Phrases That Don’t Mean That in Frenc...
  • Top 10 Writing Apps for Android Smartphones Aug 15, 2017
    Today’s modern writer doesn’t always have time to sit down at his desktop and write. With more and more writers living the digital nomad style, there is a major demand for technology that can help. If you are an Android user, here are 13 writing apps that you should know about. 1. Dictionary.com App This […]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: Top 10 Writing Apps for Android Smartphone...
  • How to Test for Coordinate and Noncoordinate Adjectives Aug 14, 2017
    One of the ways adjectives can be categorized is to determine whether they are coordinate or noncoordinate adjectives. This distinction is important, because it dictates whether two or more consecutive adjectives are separated by punctuation. For many writers, however, deciding which category an adjective belongs to can be a challenge. Fortunately, two simple tests are available to help writers know how to treat strings of adjectives.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 Test for Coordinate and Noncoordinate Adjective...


Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  • 582 GG. How to Use Quotations. Stop Calling Yourself a Grammar Nazi Thursday
    What do you call yourself? A grammar lover, grammar peever, stickler, grammar grouch, grammando, grammar Nazi? Sure, it's all in fun, but it's time to rethink that last one. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Faceboo...
  • 581 GG. Riffle and Rifle. Worcestershire Sauce. Aug 10, 2017
    Worcestershire is pronounced nothing like it is spelled, and Gloucester and Leicester are the same way. We'll talk about some linguistic phenomena that explain the drastic changes. Also, did you know there's a different between riffling through so...
  • 580 GG. Introductory Paragraphs. One of The... Aug 3, 2017
    Listeners sent in many more interesting phrases from obsolete technologies, and we also talk about how to write a great introductory paragraph and tricky sentence that include "one of the [plural nouns]"--which verb do you use? FOLLOW GRAMMAR G...
  • 579 GG Language Games. Jerry-Built. And Female Juniors Jul 27, 2017
    We talked about "jury-rigged" a few months ago, and everybody wanted to know about "jerry-built," so here you go! Also, we have lots of listener feedback about non-English language games that are like Pig Latin. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: ht...
  • 578 GG Words from Obsolete Technology Jul 20, 2017
    Some words survive long after the technology that made us use the words in the first place. Today, we look at words we get from typewriters, old telephones, and more. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http:...