Did you know that at one time in the history of our language, grammar and glamour were the same word?
According to the book I’m reading now:
this book invites you to embrace grammar in a special way, not as a set of rules but as a box of tools, strategies that will assist you in making meaning as a reader, writer, or speaker.
Living inside the language requires a grammar of purpose, a grammar of effect, a grammar of intent.
This type of grammar puts language into action.
It doesn’t shout at you, “No, no, no,” but gives you a little push and says, “Go, go, go.”
This type of grammar enables us to practice the three behaviors that mark us as literate human beings:
it helps us write with power, read with a critical eye, and talk about how meaning is made.