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In Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing, Mignon Fogarty, the woman behind the popular Grammar Girl podcast, 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, the Grammar Girl offers clear explanations and effective memory tricks to help listeners write (or say) it right.
©2007 Mignon Fogarty (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Delightfully droll....Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples." (Los Angeles Times) "At the root of all her success, of course, is a true love of language and grammar." (John Faherty, The Arizona Republic)

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Great podcast gets booked!

This book is assembled from the best of the Grammar Girl podcasts. She is funny and the book is great for high school students to doctors and professors.
A fun way to either learn from the beginning, or to be reminded.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • A. Baker
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 08-12-07

Great Rehash

This is a bit of a rehash of her wonderful podcast, but Grammar Girl is always a pleasure to listen to, and I love being reminded about the rules. (I think I got those commas in the right places.) I highly recommend this book even if you've listened to everyone of her podcasts. She's engaging and a great listen. I use it at school with my kids.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Tara
  • NOWATA, OK, United States
  • 04-30-13


Full of helpful tips that she makes easy to remember. Would recommend to anyone wanting to brush up.

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  • Mick
  • New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • 12-30-07

Word Power

A brief but informative audio book; which the author continues in her own website.
The audio book is a good listen for beginners or those that just get baffled over proper word usage.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Finally I understand English Grammer!

9 of 16 people found this review helpful

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I should have read the description

I was hoping for more writing style tips. Still, it is a great guide on the topics presented.

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great quick read

perfect refresher course on grammar 101. a quick read to enjoy on a walk in the car or anywhere you're trying to sneak in a little learning time

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Good way to learn grammar

I have benefit from the way its been taught

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Donna
  • Bridgeport, CT, USA
  • 05-27-08

This book is way to technical

Its a book to be brought not one to be listened to. I found it difficult to know what she was talking about especially when she spoke about words that sound the same...I need to see the words myself. Its much better to buy a book like this so that you could highlight points to remember. This is not a good audio book. I wish I could get my money back for this one. Its was a wasted purchase.

6 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Bonnie
  • los angeles, CA, USA
  • 07-23-09


This audio book was disappointing. Many of the "quick and dirty tips" are very hard to "get" while listening (in other words, without seeing them), and the author moves on so quickly that they are very difficult to absorb. It may be much better to read this one.

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