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Mignon Fogarty

We just had the 11th anniversary of the first Grammar Girl podcast. To celebrate, I wrote things on a whiteboard.
Nearly all major style guides say it's fine to start a sentence with a conjunction.…
Check out the Grammar Girl podcast this weekend! We just passed the 11th anniversary of making the show.
Love this bit of advice from @GrammarGirl to radio DJs: Tell your BIG story…
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If you've ever been frustrated because "receipt" has a P and "indict" has a C, this piece is for you!…
A special "Guest List" - 5 ways radio personalities can extend their brands from @GrammarGirl Mignon Fogarty…
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"The word jury in this phrase has nothing to do with people sitting in a courtroom.." Via @GrammarGirl #idioms
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The plural of "attorney general" is "attorneys general." Here's why:… #English
How do we get new words? We vote! Check out my TED talk:
Have you ever wondered why "explain" has an I but "explanation" doesn't? Here's the answer! via @quickdirtytips
"CC," "dime store," and "food stamps": Words from the past via @quickdirtytips
Periods after abbreviations (or not) is a difference between British English and American English.…
This subhead reminded me that in my piece on punctuating "Jr.," I forgot to mention British style omits the period.…
20 Podcasts About Writing That Will Have You Penning A Bestselling Novel In No Time.… Thanks, @bustle!
Love the podcast plug, @streeteasy! You could also spend that 60 minutes listening to 6 of our 10-min QDT podcasts! 😀E
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Chicago vs. AP: @GrammarGirl breaks down the style guides' take on the gender neutral pronoun "they":
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Elbow grease is an idiom that means hard physical labor. Via @GrammarGirl
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Generation X just got an upgrade. Our name gets capitalized now! via @quickdirtytips
For the love of all that is clear and simple, rewrite headlines that make "Jr." possessive. via @quickdirtytips
Do You Need a Comma Before "Jr."?… (Just thought some of you might need this today for, ahem, no particular reason.)
Excited that Brock Armstrong is joining Quick and Dirty Tips as the new @GetFitGuy! #GetFitBrock #podcast
A little Friday night discovery: The new edition of the @ChicagoManual is going to say to capitalize "Generation X."
I hear this may matter in basketball tonight: Historic or Historical? via @quickdirtytips
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