grammar

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.

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How to Cite the Definition of Grammar

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “grammar.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 18, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/grammar/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

grammar. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/grammar/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “grammar.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 18, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/grammar/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“grammar.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/grammar/>.