'Grill' or 'Grille'?

To remember the spelling, think of the E on the end of "grille" as being decorative like the metal grilles themselves.

Mignon Fogarty
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  1. I need to replace the grille on my truck.
  2. Can you fire up the grill before I get home?
  3. We’re going to grill hamburgers tonight.
  4. Meet me at Joe’s Bar and Grill.
  5. The district attorney plans to grill your client.

Mignon Fogarty is Grammar Girl and the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out her New York Times best-seller, “Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing.


About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show. Her popular LinkedIn Learning courses help people write better to communicate better.

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