1. (noun) A formal system of rules for speaking and writing a language.
2. (noun) The branch of linguistics that studies semantics, syntax, and morphology.
Example: Adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs are the primary components of written and spoken English.
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- Plural: grammars
- A (noun) grammarian studies (adjective) grammatical or (adjective) grammatic topics.
- Holliday, Adrian. 2013. Understanding Intercultural Communication: Negotiating a Grammar of Culture. London: Routledge.
- Selting, Margret, and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen. 2001. Studies in Interactional Linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- Valli, Clayton, and Ceil Lucas. 1995. Linguistics of American Sign Language: An introduction. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.
- Wikipedia – Grammar: wikipedia.org