the history of english, glamour and grammar were the same word, linked to
enchantment and magical spells. Now grammar brings to mind language bullies and
bored-out-of-their-skulls students. Roy Peter Clark, one of America’s most
influential writing teachers, wants to change that by putting the glamour back
Whether you are composing a novel, a memo, an e-mail, or a blog
post, you can immediately apply any of the lessons Clark lays out in fifty
short chapters. Covering everything from the parts of speech to why effective
writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs, Clark teaches you how to use
periods, commas, and semicolons to their fullest advantage; befriend the lively
verb to be; avoid “hyper-grammar”; properly place those tricky modifiers; and
harness other secrets of powerful prose. Above all, he teaches you how to
master grammar to perfect your use of English, to hone meaning, and to charm
through your writing.
In a world where we communicate more and more through emails and
text messages, how you use language matters—even in 140 characters. The Glamour
of Grammar prepares you top captivate with every word.
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