Did you know that at one time in the history of our language, grammar and glamour were the same word?

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.

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