syntax

Part of speech: noun

The part of grammar that treats of the sentence and its construction.

Part of speech: noun

The construction of sentences in conformity with rule.

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Usage examples "syntax":

  1. The progress that academy made in a real grip of the French language was miraculous; but the knowledge it gained in French grammar and syntax was deplorable. - "The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol", William J. Locke.
  2. 131. This is in no wise the syntax of Nouns, but rather that of the Verb. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  3. I have no doubt she does, and that if she put down all that is in her heart without one glance at the gallery and without trimming her language to the rules of syntax, her book would be the literary sensation of the year. - "Seeds of Pine", Janey Canuck.