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grammar

gram·mar

grammar

 
 
pronunciation:
grae mr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the study of formal aspects of language, such as sentence structure, the use and function of words, and word sounds.
Grammar has generally been the primary focus for linguists.
definition 2: the formal rules of a language, esp. those pertaining to sentence structure but also those pertaining to the formation and function of words and to those governing pronunciation.
The grammar of English is very different from the grammar of Japanese.
definition 3: the application of these conventions and rules in speech or writing.
The teacher explained how the grammar was incorrect in this paragraph.She knows a lot of vocabulary in French, but she makes mistakes in grammar.
definition 4: a book containing the conventions and rules derived from the study of language forms.
I took a small Spanish grammar with me when I went to Spain, along with a pocket dictionary.
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gram Greek root that means write