ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:
The English language is definitely changing, but whether it's declining or evolving depends on whom you ask. Writer Robert Lane Greene recommends three books about what it means to speak and write well, when the notion of well is a work in progress. It's for our series Three Books in which authors recommend three books on a single theme.
ROBERT LANE GREENE: There's nothing wrong with holding grammar in high regard, but much of the high dudgeon around it is more than a little bit of bunk. These books will help you approach writing and speaking not with anxiety or frustration, but with humility and a sense of wonder.
SIEGEL: Robert Lane Greene is a correspondent for The Economist and is the author of "You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws and the Politics of Identity."
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