The Glamour Grammar by Roy Peter Clark audiobook

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

By Roy Peter Clark
Read by Roy Peter Clark

Gildan Media 9781596595224

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200564194

  • ISBN: 9798200564187

  • ISBN: 9798200564200

Runtime: 8.88 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

early in the history of english, glamour ad 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 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Very much a manual for the 21st century...a welcome addition to the bookshelf of anyone who cares about language-and is willing to argue about it.” New York Times Book Review
“A fine common-sense guide to the proper use of language.” Boston Globe
“Who knew that a discussion of grammar could induce laughter?” Publishers Weekly
“[Roy Peter] Clark takes readers through a well-paced presentation…he conveys the magic that is to be found in English, in its ever active evolution.” Library Journal
“An engaging and witty exploration of the shifting rules of English grammar...Clark shows breathtaking knowledge of how language is used in the real world and a passionate commitment to helping writers make good choices.” Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Author

Author Bio: Roy Peter Clark

Author Bio: Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark is vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, one of the most prestigious schools for journalists in the world. He has taught writing for more than thirty years and has spoken about the writer’s craft on The Oprah Winfrey Show and NPR. A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has authored or edited a number books about writing and journalism, including Writing Tools and The Glamour of Grammar. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 8.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English