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ISBN: 0316027901
Author: Roy Peter Clark
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Reprint edition (September 8, 2011)
Pages: 320
Category: Words Language & Grammar
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 814
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The Glamour of Grammar" by Roy Peter Clark is a book I recommend to anyone who might want to take a break .

The Glamour of Grammar" by Roy Peter Clark is a book I recommend to anyone who might want to take a break from academic books on grammar. Clark's short chapters (each with a summary) are easy to read, easy to understand, and a joy to read. Roy Peter Clark, while sometimes overly chirpy in his prose, keeps the reader involved as he marches his teaching along at a quick pace that serves to avoid boredom, while helping to make his grammar points stick in one's mind. Mr. Clark has a command of the rules of writing good English and offers a number of helpful quick tips to those who take the time to read this book.

The Glamour of Grammar book. The title of the book is overdone. It's about practical English. Glamour and magic and mystery oversell what Clark puts forward

The Glamour of Grammar book. Glamour and magic and mystery oversell what Clark puts forward. Clark's chapters on tenses and on are good. The chapter on "To be" is disappointing. At the end of each chapter Clark summarizes. The reader can skip the text, read the summaries and do fine.

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Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools and the forthcoming Help For Writers, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging . The Glamour of Grammar prepares readers to captivate with every word.

Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools and the forthcoming Help For Writers, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. Now in paperback, this widely praised practical guide demonstrates everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. Above all, Clark teaches readers how to master grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing.

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Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar .

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. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be. Author Bio. ▼▲.

Aiming to make English much more fun to master, Roy Peter Clark offers this whimsical guide on grammar. Here, listeners will discover how good writers use grammar to engage their audiences and learn a plethora of grammar tips they never learned in school. Abstract: Aiming to make English much more fun to master, Roy Peter Clark offers this whimsical guide on grammar. Edycja: 1st ed. Wydawca: Little, Brown and Co. Język: english.

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Frey
"The Glamour of Grammar" by Roy Peter Clark is a book I recommend to anyone who might want to take a break from academic books on grammar. Clark's short chapters (each with a summary) are easy to read, easy to understand, and a joy to read. Joy being that the chapters are full of writing examples. I have read all of Clark's books. And I recommend them all. Clark wants the reader to improve his or her writing. His sincerity comes through in his own writing. How? Just the way he writes. Kind of like if he was in conversation with you, one-on-one. Thanks Roy for putting glamour into grammar.
Scream_I LOVE YOU
This is a useful survey of the way English can most effectively be used, constructed not as a "rule book" but as a "tool box". Starting with the single word, the author works up through "points" (punctuation), "standards" (words in use), "meaning" (sentences), and "purpose" (style). It is less rule-driven than many older grammars, but doesn't throw rules out the window -- rather, it discusses them as something to be worked with. The style is breezy and the range of quotations wide.

This seemed to me a perfect guide for my 14-year old nephew, who loves to write and is interested in how to do it. The book is accessible and fun to read. It is also very well structured as a learning aid: the chapters are short and focussed, and the "keepsake" sections at the end of each chapter are helpful summaries.

For a long-term language maven, it is an enjoyable read, but may not add that much new information. Also, the author does have some crotchets (like most writers on grammar) and some of these can become irritating. Finally, the author is very much there in this book, which can get in the way of the information he is providing.
Ishnllador
I'm almost a little scared to write this review because I'm not sure I'll be using proper grammar! Roy Clark's delightful, small book on grammar is not exactly a "how-to" book, but, rather, a "why" or "when" book. "When" to use ellipses, "full stops" (Brit-lish for "period"), various verb types, etc. And "why" to use them in your writing.

He looks at the sometimes quirky evolution of words and writes quite a bit of history of language.

Clark writes short chapters which end in "keepsakes", summaries of what he's just written. This is not an an official grammar guide - Clark seems to have written one of those - but rather a book whose purpose seems to have the reader stop-and-think when he's writing. Whew! Okay, how did I do?
Skiletus
This book is as interesting as is the author, with minor details of the English language that actually make quite a difference to the context and structure of a statement or sentence. I have enjoyed the author's passion and commitment towards language and the intricacies of whether to use a comma, colon, semi colon or some other punctuation mark. I think it will be of great assistance to someone who maybe contemplating writing as a hobby or just to lift one's own game, if not to be analytical. There are some very interesting facts of the origin of some words and the relationship between words and their classification. The author's literary knowledge and intimacy to put forward an idea or example is inspiring.
Melipra
A good book to buy for a student entering college, a young professional starting a career, or anyone else who wants to brush-up their writing skills.

Roy Peter Clark, while sometimes overly chirpy in his prose, keeps the reader involved as he marches his teaching along at a quick pace that serves to avoid boredom, while helping to make his grammar points stick in one's mind. Mr. Clark has a command of the rules of writing good English and offers a number of helpful quick tips to those who take the time to read this book.

I encourage those interested in this general subject area also to purchase and read Carol Fisher Saller's "The Subversive Copy Editor" (2009).
Ieregr
As an English teacher, this is quite a valuable read. I can see this book also being useful to both editors and writers looking to polish their skills. Clark does a good job of explaining the effect certain punctuation has on the reader and how you, as a writer, have the power of creating the desired effect on the reader.

I also love what he says about Spelling being magical (to cast a spell). There are some interesting ideas worth checking out in here if this is something you're considering checking out. Recommend it.
Stanober
I have read "The Glamour of Grammar" on Kindle, have given copies of it to family and friends and now bought a hard copy, which I find easier than Kindle for looking up specific subjects. Clark is fabulous when answering questions about grammar conundrums. I wish I had read it when I was trying to help my high school-age children with their themes. This book is an interesting read and I recommend it to everyone, whether or not they take writing seriously. I would add an extra star to your rating system. hkanter
Roy Peter Clark is wonderful! I also read "Writing Tools" by Clark and loved it. This book is equally helpful, good, enlightening... many adjectives describe this book.

Each chapter is short - a few pages. This makes reading it fit well into my busy day. I can pick up the book and read a short chapter when I have a few moments. The book does not demand large chunks of time.

Each chapter is enlightening. From punctuation to word order to verb usage, this book has it all. Clark writes in a fun and clever way. I enjoy the experience of reading this book. I look forward to the little pearls of wit that he has sprinkled generously thoughout the book.

This book has changed me. I now write with confidence. Books really do change one's life. This one (and Clark's other book "Writing Tools") certainly has changed mine.

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