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Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing Audiobook

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

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Publisher's Summary

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. One year ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. More than seven million episodes have now been downloaded, 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.

With the trademark wit, warmth, and approachability 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 listeners recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's latest audiobook should be heard by every communicator.

©2008 Mignon Fogarty, Inc.; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Delightfully droll...Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples." (Los Angeles Times)

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    "Great refresher course"

    Great refresher course for every school teacher. The author reference her website. I did not find it user friendly.

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    Ernest Kiwele Midrand, South Africa 06-27-16
    Ernest Kiwele Midrand, South Africa 06-27-16 Member Since 2015

    In the name of unbiased knowledge, and of purposeful rationality and of audio books.

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    Where does Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    4/5. The book is informative; I found it useful, but it certainly didn't cross the gate to my top 10.


    What other book might you compare Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing to and why?

    Slips of Speech (by John H. Bechtel). The approach, the tone, and the depth of their respective contents set both books on an island of handy grammar/usage/style books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I particularly loved the Dirty Words section, although this may be more connected to the shape of my knowledge before reading the book than to the content itself.


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes you need to gain actionable and practical understanding of a subject. When that happens, you often have to swim your way to knowledge across seas of ponderous reference material or too good books written by know-it-all and eager-to-say-it-all writers.

    This book has been written to serve as a reference in daily situations, without degrading content quality. It will make you aware of errors you've been overlooking and teach you in a down-to-earth manner to walk your way out of the grammar shame land. I have learned a ton of rules, debunked some spurious ones, and reinforced many more. Other than a few short sections on writing, which I found extraneous, this was a substantial read throughout.

    Its accessible pace made it easy to digest and I'm sure I'll listen to it several more times to make it stick. Being read by the author, the book was performed with additional insight that would have otherwise prominently lacked for a book on grammar.

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    Amazon Customer 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good quality content and read"

    Useful for people who are not native English speaker. Good read and good content .

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    claudia taitague 03-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great resource!"

    I recently came across Grammar Girl podcast and then to this Audiobook. It has been very helpful and useful. I cannot believe how much I didn't know. Thanks Grammar girl!

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    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 04-30-13
    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Useful tidbits"

    I enjoy these book and appreciate relearning all that I forgot. This book is similar to the other so be thoughtful in your purchase.

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    Joyann Los Angeles, CA, United States 05-14-12
    Joyann Los Angeles, CA, United States 05-14-12
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    "Very good Gammer book."
    Where does Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Rank at the top.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing?

    The interaction with the book.


    Which character – as performed by Mignon Fogarty – was your favorite?

    Both


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    When to use a verse an, many more that was just my start.


    Any additional comments?

    Easy to understand.

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    Gudbjorg Marta Gudjonsdottir 09-30-14
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    What made the experience of listening to Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing the most enjoyable?

    ..but its as fun as can be, its bearable this way.
    I'm not anal about grammar, but I have to learn, so this is a grate alternative.


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    Amazon Customer Washington 10-17-09
    Amazon Customer Washington 10-17-09 Listener Since 2004
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    "too basic"

    Good only if you know NOTHING about grammar.

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