grammar grammar  /ˈɡræ mər/

Definition(s):

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

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Singlish is simply Singaporean slang, whereby English follows Chinese grammar and is liberally sprinkled with words from the local Chinese, Malay and Indian dialects.
  2. But the revision 12,000 new or altered spellings and many grammar changes, which have been taught in most classrooms since 1998 turned out to be just as bad.
  3. The College Board made it longer and added Algebra II, more grammar and an essay.

News

  1. Winner of record $590.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot announced

    Thanks, I'm really not interested in reading War & Peace. What I do know is I'm not taking legal advice from someone who isn't a lawyer and who has some kind of virulent hatred towards English grammar.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Lottery Post

  2. Central students learn about harnessing entrepreneural spirit with plan to launch a new grammar Web site

    LONG HILL TWP. – Shark Tank watch out, Central Middle School has its own entrepreneurs ready to take over the grammar market.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Echoes-Sentinel

  3. Collective nouns and the squiggly green line

    Are the grammar bots scaring us away from a long-established space-saving usage?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  1. Home Office minister Mr McNulty told GMTV: "The vultures should clear off because there is no corpse around. Nine, six months ago Gordon Brown could do no wrong - he was 20 points ahead, Cameron was floundering because of the grammar school issue...
    on May 26, 2008 By: Tony McNulty Source: Donside Today

  2. In a speech in London, the prime minister, Gordon Brown, said: "At a time when winter weather has returned in spring to many parts of the country, our thoughts are with the families and the friends of those children of Lanark grammar school who have...
    on Mar 31, 2010 By: Gordon Brown Source: The Guardian

  3. "Always through the whole process, I was very conscious of how I was going to put in four stories, three continents, five languages, and translate that into a visual grammar, a visual language in one single film that makes sense," Inarritu said.
    on Feb 21, 2007 By: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Source: Washington Post

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /