Meaning of GRAMMAR in English


gram ‧ mar S3 W3 /ˈɡræmə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: gramaire , from Latin grammatica , from Greek grammatikos 'of letters' , from gramma ; ⇨ ↑ gram ]

1 . [uncountable] the rules by which words change their forms and are combined into sentences, or the study or use of these rules:

Check your spelling and grammar.

the rules of English grammar

2 . [countable] a particular description of grammar or a book that describes grammar rules:

A dictionary lists the words, a grammar states the rules.

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