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Summary

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-04-07

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.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • A. Baker
  • 12-08-07

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.

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  • Tara
  • 30-04-13

Informative

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Mick
  • 30-12-07

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.

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  • Trudy L. Soura
  • 26-03-07

Excellent!!

Finally I understand English Grammer!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-18

Not for audio

I don’t recommend this book for audio. I think the content of this book is better for reading.

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  • Robert H.
  • 04-03-18

Fun Tips

What made the experience of listening to Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing the most enjoyable?

It is always enjoyable when the book is narrated by the writer. I listen to her podcasts so this was a easy selection and it didn't disappoint.

What other book might you compare Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing to and why?

I have many books on grammar and an audio book is much more interesting than print for this subject.

What about Mignon Fogarty’s performance did you like?

A pleasant voice with a touch of humor always makes retention of a tedious subject easier.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I can't imagine a film about grammar. I don't think many people would buy that movie ticket.

Any additional comments?

Good tips and an easy listen for anyone wanting to improve their writing skills for either professional reasons or just basic communication.

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  • Steve Lusher
  • 01-11-17

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-17

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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  • Vp452063 Jia
  • 16-12-09

Good way to learn grammar

I have benefit from the way its been taught

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