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grammar

gram·mar

grammar

 
 
pronunciation:
grae mr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the rules for forming the words and sentences of a language. Some of these rules have to be learned. Other rules are already in the head of a native speaker. For example, a native English speaker would not say, "I a cat bitten by was," because the grammar does not make sense. When one learns a new language, most of the rules of its grammar have to be learned.
I found Latin grammar hard to master.
definition 2: the use of these language rules in speaking and writing.
She is smart but she uses bad grammar.
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