Gramma Grammarian

Grammar

Meanings and phrases

grammar

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

descriptive grammar

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a grammar that is produced by descriptive linguistics

generative grammar

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (linguistics) a type of grammar that describes syntax in terms of a set of logical rules that can generate all and only the infinite number of grammatical sentences in a language and assigns them all the correct structural description

grammar school

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades; grade school; elementary school; primary school
  2. a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college
E.g.
  • Here Lilanga went to grammar school for four years.
  • For most of that time it was a grammar school for boys.
  • Miodrag finished primary and grammar school in Belgrade.

prescriptive grammar

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a grammar that is produced by prescriptive linguistics

rule of grammar

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a linguistic rule for the syntax of grammatical utterances; grammatical rule

grammar schools

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There are 184 primary, secondary and grammar schools in the city.
  • There was a great deal of variation between direct grant grammar schools.
  • Its use by ordinary teachers in grammar schools had been outlawed in 1928.
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