Grammar Girl's QDT For Better Writing

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About the Book

Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in her New York Times bestseller

Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "lay" and "lie" altogether?

Grammar Girl is here to help!

Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar—but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. In 2006, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than tens of millions times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock-full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk.

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Other Works by Grammar Girl

Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again Coming July 2011 (Trade Paperback): After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to focus her attention on those words that continuously confound the masses. You’ll learn when you should use "affect" and when "effect" is right; whether you should you say "purposely" or "purposefully;" what the difference is between "hilarious" and "hysterical;" and much more. Packed with clear explanations, fun quotations showing the word used in context, and the quick and dirty memory tricks Mignon is known for, this friendly reference guide ends the confusion once and for all and helps you speak and write with confidence.

Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know Coming July 2011 (Trade Paperback): Not sure whether your post-high school vocabulary is up to snuff? This handy reference guide is a great starting point for ensuring you know the words that will help you impress your college professors, hold your own among your peers, write killer papers, and simply sound articulate--a skill that will benefit you for years to come. Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from luminaries such as J.D. Salinger and Susan B. Anthony, to characters such as Marge and Homer Simpson, this highly-useable guidebook gives you the confidence to succeed and sets you up for a lifetime of success.

Grammar Girl Presents: The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students Coming July 2011 (Trade Paperback): For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely with the warmth, wit, and accessibility Grammar Girl is known for. Pop quizzes are scattered throughout to reinforce the explanations, as well as Grammar Girl's trademark Quick and Dirty Tips--easy and fun memory tricks to help with those challenging rules. Complete with a writing style chapter and a guide to the different kinds of writing--everything from school papers to letter writing to e-mails--this guide is sure to become the one-stop, essential book on every student's desk.


The Grammar Devotional: Daily Tips for Successful Writing from Grammar Girl (Trade Paperback): In tip-of-the-day form, Grammar Girl serves up 365 lessons on language that are sure to transform your writing and help you sound more polished and professional than ever before. Filled with new, bite-size writing tips, fun quizzes, puzzles, and efficient memory tricks, The Grammar Devotional gives you a daily dose of knowledge to improve your communication skills and also serves as a lasting reference you'll use for years to come.


Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing (Macmillan Audio): Grammar Girl tackles some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. From “lay vs. lie” and “affect vs. effect” to split infinitives and run-on sentences, Grammar Girl offers clear explanations and effective memory tricks to help listeners write (and say) it right.


Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (podcast): Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Whether English is your first language or second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Subscribe to this free weekly podcast on iTunes or listen and read the episode transcripts on the QDT website.



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Contact Grammar Girl

Are you confused about the rules of grammar? If so, submit your question to Grammar Girl at feedback@quickanddirtytips.com. The volume of questions makes it impossible to answer each one individually, but your questions are used to select topics for podcast episodes and daily tips. Your comments or questions, in whole or in part, may also appear in an upcoming newsletter. You can also use the search bar at the top of this page to search the entire Quick and Dirty Tips website: there's a good chance your question has already been covered.

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