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The Glamour of Grammar | [Roy Peter Clark]

The Glamour of Grammar

Early in 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 into grammar.
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Publisher's Summary

Early in 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 into grammar.

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 50 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 to captivate with every word.

©2010 Roy Peter Clark (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

“Roy Peter Clark is a modern-day Pied Piper - albeit one wearing a Hawaiian shirt and carrying a guitar. Let him lead you through the thicket of grammar to good writing.” (Constance Hale, author of Sin and Syntax)

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    The books is just a wasteful exercise. It just doesn't let the reader get to understand grammar, rather keeps on telling funny stories. Too Bad!!

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    "Good answers for many everyday grammar dilemmas"

    A tad pompous sometimes - it’s in the grammar scholars’ own nature, they can’t help - but nonetheless a very interesting and informative book.

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  • dan
    bath, United Kingdom
    9/16/12
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    "hmmm"

    I must admit to not really enjoying the tone of this book. Maybe it's a trans-Atlantic thing, but i found Clark's narration, and attempts at humour a tad grating. It's nice to have a light style and occasionally raise a smile or too, but this guy tries way too hard, and to my slightly jaded British ears, it gets very tiresome very soon.



    One chapter, which should have been really useful (where he describes every different type of word (noun, verb, pronoun etc), i really couldnt get through - as he does a 'classroom skit' and acts it out. Sorry to say i found it arse-clenchingly tedious.



    All that said the other reviewer here liked it, so it could well be that it works for some not for others. If i want comedy, i listen to Alan Partridge or Tony Hancock, if i want grammar just give me the damn grammar...





    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • abdirazak
    london, United Kingdom
    5/4/12
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    "Funny"

    Roy Clark is hilarious! The jokes keep coming, breaking up the monotony of the hours that this lecture takes. Very informative, enlightening and inspiring. It's really a guide to writing well. I'm not one to write reviews, but I just had to leave something on this well thought out book.

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