Grammar - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡræmər|  American pronunciation of the word grammar
Brit.  |ˈɡramə|  British pronunciation of the word grammar

noun

- the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Examples

English grammar can be hard to master.

comparing the grammars of English and Japanese

“Him and I went” is bad grammar.

I know some German, but my grammar isn't very good.

He doesn't have mastery of the basic rules of grammar.

His vocabulary was sound and his grammar excellent.

He might have studied the pure grammar of his art for a longer time.

The grammar of the film was established.

Check your spelling and grammar.

A dictionary lists the words, a grammar states the rules.

I hate it when she corrects my grammar.

...one criterion for grading these essays will be their conformity to the rules of traditional grammar...

Students learn to edit their essays for grammar and punctuation.

Our teacher will not tolerate bad grammar.

...there are corrigible lapses in the author's grammar, but nothing that a good editor cannot readily fix...

Word forms

noun
singular: grammar
plural: grammars
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