grammer vs grammar

grammer grammar


  • 1) UK, archaic a textbook.
  • 2) A book describing the rules of grammar of a language.
  • 3) A system of rules and principles for speaking and writing a language.
  • 4) UK A grammar school.
  • 5) computing theory A formal system defining a formal language
  • 6) computing theory A formal system specifying the syntax of a language.
  • 7) The basic rules or principles of a field of knowledge or a particular skill.
  • 8) uncountable, linguistics The study of the internal structure of words (morphology) and the use of words in the construction of phrases and sentences (syntax).
  • 9) A book dealing with such principles.
  • 10) Writing or speech judged with regard to such a set of rules.
  • 11) The basic principles of an area of knowledge.
  • 12) The system of rules implicit in a language, viewed as a mechanism for generating all sentences possible in that language.
  • 13) A normative or prescriptive set of rules setting forth the current standard of usage for pedagogical or reference purposes.
  • 14) The study of how words and their component parts combine to form sentences.
  • 15) The study of structural relationships in language or in a language, sometimes including pronunciation, meaning, and linguistic history.
  • 16) The system of inflections, syntax, and word formation of a language.
  • 17) A book containing the morphologic, syntactic, and semantic rules for a specific language.
  • 18) the science which determines the relations of kindred languages by examining and comparing their grammatical forms.
  • 19) The art of speaking or writing with correctness or according to established usage; speech considered with regard to the rules of a grammar.
  • 20) The science which treats of the principles of language; the study of forms of speech, and their relations to one another; the art concerned with the right use and application of the rules of a language, in speaking or writing.
  • 21) treatise on the elements or principles of any science.
  • 22) A school, usually endowed, in which Latin and Greek grammar are taught, as also other studies preparatory to colleges or universities; as, the famous Rugby Grammar School. This use of the word is more common in England than in the United States.
  • 23) A treatise on the principles of language; a book containing the principles and rules for correctness in speaking or writing.
  • 24) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
  • 25) An account of the elements of any branch of knowledge, prepared for teaching or learning: an outline or sketch of the principles of a subject: as, a grammar of geography; a grammar of art.
  • 26) A treatise on grammar.
  • 27) A systematic account of the usages of a language, as regards especially the parts of speech it distinguishes, the forms and uses of inflected words, and the combinations of words into sentences; hence, also, a similar account of a group of languages, or of all languages or language in general, so far as these admit a common treatment.
  • 28) The formal principles of any science; a system of rules to be observed in the putting together of any kind of elements.
  • 29) Grammatical statements viewed as the rules of a language to which speakers or writers must conform; propriety of linguistic usage; accepted or correct mode of speech or writing.
  • 30) obsolete, intransitive To discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar.
  • 31) To discourse according to the rules of grammar.
  • 32) obsolete To discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar.


  • 1) The 7,000 or so natural languages spoken in the world today differ radically in vocabulary and grammar.
  • 2) Currently only 3 % of grammar school pupils come from families with incomes so low that they qualify for free school meals.
  • 3) We live in Kent, one of only a few counties with a full grammar school system.
  • 4) Together they took her in hand, corrected her terrible spelling and grammar, and got her to rewrite her earlier attempts at fiction.
  • 5) That brings me to the wider issue of the uses of grammar.
  • 6) You may want to show employers you can spell and use grammar and punctuation correctly.
  • 7) There will be calls for a return to the grammar school system.
  • 8) This branch of grammar is called syntax.
  • 9) One possibility is that all pupils in grammar school areas should be automatically entered for the test.
  • 10) Universities have long complained that modern students need lessons in grammar and spelling when they arrive.
  • 11) My daughter is attending her local grammar school sixth form.
  • 12) Labour has previously been accused of using grammar schools as a political ploy.
  • 13) All languages have grammar in immense complexity.
  • 14) The sound system and the grammar changed a good deal.
  • 15) All these young men and women were former grammar school pupils.
  • 16) People are not likely to welcome being helped with their spelling and grammar.
  • 17) It failed to end selection at the local grammar school.
  • 18) Here is something else that we write frequently and that is bad grammar as well as poor style.
  • 19) When you learn a foreign language, it makes no sense to study vocabulary without grammar.
  • 20) Ihave just published a book about English grammar.
  • 21) There is inevitably less appreciation of English vocabulary and grammar.
  • 22) Tougher standards for spelling, punctuation and grammar are also being introduced.
  • 23) Ignore the glut of grammar books out there, pick this one.
  • 24) It's like learning the basic grammar and structure of a new language.
  • 25) A sentence can have perfectly correct grammar but lousy syntax.
  • 26) A mature learner himself, he promoted primary education, and was keen on proper grammar.
  • 27) ‘To analyse language and to define language disorders most linguists divide language into four domains: phonology, grammar, semantics, and pragmatics.’
  • 28) ‘While these languages shared phonology and grammar, they had entirely different vocabularies.’
  • 29) ‘Try to imagine a world without language; a world where words, grammar and syntax suddenly become meaningless.’
  • 30) ‘It also has a close relationship to Japanese in general structure, grammar, and vocabulary.’
  • 31) ‘Shakespeare explored and exploited to the full the potentials of the English language of his time, coining new words and bending grammar and syntax to serve his poetic and dramatic ends.’
  • 32) ‘By studying that language, by learning its grammar and syntax, one can unlock its subtle mysteries and gain a better understanding of the world.’
  • 33) ‘They care about grammar, syntax, usage, denotation, connotation, etymology.’
  • 34) ‘Because the source and target languages are different in vocabulary, syntax, and grammar, it involves compromises.’
  • 35) ‘Short-term language therapy was recommended to help with grammar, syntax, and auditory discrimination.’
  • 36) ‘According to his theory, humans produce language through a deep structure that enables them to generate and transfer their own grammar to any other language.’
  • 37) ‘There's at least one major error of spelling, punctuation, syntax, grammar or construction in every sentence.’
  • 38) ‘Certainly very few women before the 20th century shared the education of men who learned their grammar and syntax from the classics while women picked up what they could of both from men.’
  • 39) ‘In terms of grammar, syntax, and spelling there are no important differences between the two, but the pronunciation and sound are different.’
  • 40) ‘The vocabulary may be altering more quickly than ever before - but the underlying grammar and syntax remains essentially the same.’
  • 41) ‘And John, I hope my grammar and syntax meet your very high standards.’
  • 42) ‘To understand writing requires knowledge of English grammar and syntax.’
  • 43) ‘Each of these languages features a highly inflected grammar.’
  • 44) ‘Despite similarity in syntax, vocabulary, and grammar, the contemporary languages are mutually unintelligible.’
  • 45) ‘In my experience, few English teachers know anything at all either about English grammar or about linguistics.’
  • 46) ‘In fact, in 11 years of Ontario education, I have never been taught even the basics of grammar and sentence structure.’
  • 47) ‘This grammar is the first pedagogic grammar to integrate syntax and lexis using corpus data.’
  • 48) ‘Note again that the rules of Chomskyan grammar are intended to explain the ability and the intuition of the native speaker of the language.’
  • 49) ‘Functional grammar (FG) is a descriptive and theoretical model of the organization of natural (spoken and signed) language.’
  • 50) ‘The lesson here is that you actually need to have a pretty good control of descriptive grammar before you can intelligently engage in prescriptive grammar.’
  • 51) ‘They don't look anything up in serious grammars or dictionaries.’
  • 52) ‘Almost entirely in the specialist literature: in the big reference grammars of English, in college textbooks, and the like.’
  • 53) ‘This interest gathered serious strength during the Italian Renaissance, inspiring travellers such as Pietro della Valle in 1626, to bring back what proved to be Coptic grammars and dictionaries from the Middle East.’
  • 54) ‘Jamaican Creole, for instance, has grammars and dictionaries as well as de facto norms, but there is no standard Jamaican Creole.’
  • 55) ‘Traditional grammars say that sentences express complete thoughts.’
  • 56) ‘Traditional grammars always tell you that adjectives are defined as words that modify nouns, and adverbs can be defined as words that modify other parts of speech - they modify verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, and prepositions.’
  • 57) ‘This book actually contains two grammar books: a primer for younger children and a grammar for older children.’
  • 58) ‘Nevertheless, the notion was well recognized in older grammatical theories, in school grammars of Latin, for example.’
  • 59) ‘This version is the one most familiar to students of Old English literature, since it appeared in most Old English grammars and readers.’
  • 60) ‘New grammars and dictionaries of the Old Icelandic language enabled the Victorians to grapple with primary texts, supported on occasion by contact with distinguished Icelandic scholars resident in Britain.’
  • 61) ‘The friars and their native assistants produced an immense number of grammars, dictionaries, catechisms, confessional manuals, sermon outlines, chronicles, and even religious dramas.’
  • 62) ‘Although it does carry standard grammars and dictionaries for the biblical languages, I've owned them all for over thirty years now and they are of no interest to me.’
  • 63) ‘In the later Middle Ages it became the linguistic basis of the scholastic speculative grammars, particularly in the University of Paris.’
  • 64) ‘There are guides to correct grammar, spelling and punctuation and examples from great writers.’
  • 65) ‘My applications were struck out on technicalities and for not using the correct jargon, or for bad English grammar, but this should not have precluded me from having my case go to trial.’
  • 66) ‘All journalists I know correct a bit of bad grammar in an occasional quote, out of courtesy to the source and reader.’
  • 67) ‘Use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation at all times.’
  • 68) ‘While I agree that correct grammar is always a minimal requirement if you desire mutual understanding, I think that you are avoiding my point.’
  • 69) ‘But if it's Jamie speaking, it might be purposeful because she's 5 and doesn't always use correct grammar.’
  • 70) ‘Speaking as a moderator, I'd rather have correct spelling and grammar, as it makes comprehension easier, and am happy to deal with requests for corrections.’
  • 71) ‘Use of these strategies does not result in better writing styles and more correct grammar, but it helps writers solve problems and discover new ideas.’
  • 72) ‘Standard English, with correct grammar, is spoken in formal situations.’
  • 73) ‘In both your resume and cover letter, proper grammar and correct spelling are indispensable.’
  • 74) ‘The student must write these using correct spelling and grammar or the answer will be counted wrong.’
  • 75) ‘There is little in terms of correct grammar and pronunciation that listeners can learn from them.’
  • 76) ‘No hyphen, no comma or anything - but I couldn't do that to you on the blog because bad punctuation and grammar drives me crazy.’
  • 77) ‘The bad grammar, lack of punctuation and capitalisation are his trademarks.’
  • 78) ‘The youth press is, all too often, a place of bad grammar and inelegant sentences.’
  • 79) ‘I just want to apologize for my bad grammar, but I'm trying!’
  • 80) ‘It wasn't bad grammar, I meant exactly what I said.’
  • 81) ‘Sal only ever resorted to the use of bad grammar and words such as ‘ain't’ when he was seriously hurting or stressed.’
  • 82) ‘Nowhere did one find any of the sloppy grammar and syntax so much loved by today's pseudo intellectuals.’
  • 83) ‘Here again, type using proper sentence structure, grammar and spelling so your request is understood.’
  • 84) ‘OK, so the grammar's awful, but the storyline hinted at in those few words could be fascinating.’
  • 85) ‘Fluency with calculation is the basic grammar of mathematics.’
  • 86) ‘Like a language, the military art has its own lexicon, grammar, and syntax.’
  • 87) ‘What follows is a painstaking analysis of the grammar of war, the way an army thinks, and what happens to the cities the author has so beautifully described in his other books when they get in the way of generals.’
  • 88) ‘Seeking realism, the programme uses the grammar of factual television: when a new character enters the room, the screen freezes and their name and job-title is typed on the screen.’
  • 89) ‘Because classroom training is, of necessity, strict, the impulse to play with the grammar of ballet has to be located within choreography courses or in other parts of the syllabus.’
  • 90) ‘In short, theology is the grammar of religious discourse.’
  • 91) ‘They must also understand the grammar of written music in order to express these sounds as symbols on paper.’
  • 92) ‘Nobody uses the grammar of film with more economy and precision.’
  • 93) ‘These six rules define the grammar of a two-function calculator designed to process input strings.’
  • 94) ‘A tree corresponding to the Newick string was generated by our grammar.’
  • 95) ‘I plan on continuing with the online grammar / editing conferences next semester.’
  • 96) ‘While the Government may be keen to trumpet the success of its favoured specialist centres, looking at the basic GCSE and A-level results the top tables were however dominated by the private schools and the grammars.’
  • 97) ‘Results of the tests determine whether they go to a grammar or a high school in September.’
  • 98) ‘The department says the sample was ‘stratified ‘to represent different types of schools such as grammars and comprehensives.’’
  • 99) ‘There are the same number today educating about 20% of their secondary school students in grammars.’
  • 100) ‘The subject is already becoming the preserve of certain schools - qualified physics teachers are more likely to be found in grammars, independents and colleges.’
  • 101) ‘Eight out of 10 of those who responded went to a comprehensive, while 9% attended private schools and 13% grammars.’
  • 102) ‘The academic lead of independent schools and girls' grammars may also reflect the difficulties state schools have in recruiting not only maths and science teachers but also those for languages.’
  • 103) ‘Instead all but two of the 77 schools making the top five per cent for adding value to pupils in the first three years of secondary school were selective grammars.’
  • 104) ‘At the Latymer school, a grammar in north London, 25 students achieved four As this year.’
  • 105) ‘The new money is to build partnerships between grammars and non-selective schools.’

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