grammar: meaning and definitions

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What is grammar?

What is grammar?

  • The study of how words and their component parts combine to form sentences.
  • The study of structural relationships in language or in a language, sometimes including pronunciation, meaning, and linguistic history.
  • The system of inflections, syntax, and word formation of a language.
  • The system of rules implicit in a language, viewed as a mechanism for generating all sentences possible in that language.
  • A normative or prescriptive set of rules setting forth the current standard of usage for pedagogical or reference purposes.
  • Writing or speech judged with regard to such a set of rules.
  • A book containing the morphologic, syntactic, and semantic rules for a specific language.
  • The basic principles of an area of knowledge: the grammar of music.
  • A book dealing with such principles.

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