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Mignon Fogarty
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#RaganSocial chat kicks off Tue., Oct. 7 @ 2 p.m. CT w/co-host @GrammarGirl! Topic: Tips 4 great corp. writing & to fix common grammar probs
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We didn't always put a dot over the letter "i." Here's when and why we started:
Modal Auxiliary Verbs and Where People Say Things Like "We Might Could Harvest the Corn": via @quickdirtytips
10 Verbs with Two Past-Tense Forms That Creeped (or Crept) into English via @VocabularyCom
In honor of #apostropheday, here's my article on apostrophes and plurals (featuring Victoria's Secret):…
10 Verbs with Two Past-Tense Forms That Creeped (or Crept) into English via @VocabularyCom
Here's one of my book entries on "sneaked" versus "snuck":… (cc @grammarguide)
On National Punctuation Day, save the public floggings, says @gerrrib at @quickdirtytips. (Ta, @GrammarGirl.)
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2014 National Punctuation Day: ‘Pun’ctuation Contest and Chat | via @PurplePenning
Interesting fun fact for the first day of fall! Where did the name "fall" come from? by @GrammarGirl
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Why Mignon Fogarty started a network of podcasts (and how) with @GrammarGirl on #ladybizradio
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Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new season, but is it fall or autumn? Here's the answer: via @quickdirtytips
Has anyone used Grammar Pop on the iPhone 6 yet? Are there any problems with the larger screen size?
Tomorrow's terrific 2-hour tandem webcast on #writing & #editing features @GrammarGirl and me. Info here:…
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Last chance to register for my corporate writing webcast with @word_czar tomorrow. Watch w/your coworkers!…
Can You Spot the Grammar Mistake in the City's $645K Pre-K Ad Campaign? via @DNAinfo and @the_zim
I feel disloyal when I don't like the songs on my favorites list anymore.
Is it fall or autumn? And is apple cider redundant? Learn the answers from KUNR's new segment with @GrammarGirl:
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When You Need Periods After Abbreviations:
Saying "done my exams" instead of "done with my exams" is a regionalism. Here are the details:
When You Need Periods After Abbreviations
It's time to enroll for the Bee. Find out if your school is enrolled for the 2015 Scripps National #SpellingBee.
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@RSJNevada prof, @GrammarGirl, will have her own segment on @RenoPublicRadio's Beyond the Headlines. The show airs Fridays fr 2-3pm.
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RT @VocabularyCom A usage tip from our friend @GrammarGirl: Is It "Copyeditor" or "Copy Editor"?
National Punctuation Day will be here soon (Sept. 24) and the organizers are having an essay contest:
The University of Nevada, Reno, is hiring a corpus linguist! Get hired, and I will want to have coffee with you.
MT @VocabularyCom You need someone to "copyedit." Do you call a "copyeditor" or "copy editor"? @GrammarGirl explains
Merriam-Webster's @PeterSokolowski Explains How Dictionary Definitions Change Over Time
"Whoa" Versus "Woah" and a Quick Tip for Remembering the Correct Spelling:
Thanks for including me! RT @Scholastic 10 Twitter accounts for #WordNerds: #WordNerdWednesday
I just posted a Goodreads review of "The Happiness of Pursuit" by @chrisguillebeau…
Great Post: "The Things I'm Learning: Working With an Editor" via @kate_sparkes
. @GretchenAMcC shares a great explanation of WHY people mix up "I" and "me":
MT @StitcherRadio Listen to 433 Grammar Girl: Why People Mix Up the Pronouns "Me" and "I": (audio player)
15 Words You Didn't Realize Were Named After People via our friends at @VocabularyCom
Books don't agree on where to put the apostrophe in "dos and donts." Here's my recommendation. via @quickdirtytips
Ask a Writing Expert: Q&A with Grammar Girl via @Petersons
I was amazed to see a Grammar Girl shout-out in this month's Chicago Manual of Style Q&A! Thanks, @ChicagoManual.…
Merriam-Webster's @PeterSokolowski Explains How Dictionary Definitions Change Over Time via @quickdirtytips