The Glamour of Grammar

Roy Peter Clark, The Glamour of Grammar. A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English (Little, Brown). Clark (nella foto) spiega che il suo libro è "a grammar of purpose, a grammar of effect, a grammar of intent. It doesn’t shout at you, 'No, no, no,' but gives you a little push and says, 'Go, go, go.'". nytbr.

Dice l'autore, "At one time in the history of the language 'glamour' and 'grammar' were the same word. ... The link turns out to be magic. Back in the day, grammar had a much broader meaning. It stood for language knowledge connected to all kinds of learning, including the dark arts. That connection between language and magic may be clearer in the word 'spell'. It denotes both the order of letters to form words and an incantation to show your mystical power and influence." papercuts.

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