The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English by Clark, Roy Peter

The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English

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Early in the history of English, the words grammar and glamour meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs.

The Glamour of Grammar gives readers all the tools they need tolive inside the language -- to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.

Author: Roy Peter Clark
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Little, Brown Spark
Published: 09/08/2011
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780316027908

About the Author
Roy Peter Clark is senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, one of the most prestigious schools for journalists in the world. He has taught writing at every level -- from schoolchildren to Pulitzer Prize-winning authors -- for more than forty years.

A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has authored or edited nineteen books on writing and journalism, including The Art of X-Ray Reading, How to Write Short, Writing Tools, The Glamour of Grammar, and Help! for Writers. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he is considered a garage-band legend.