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grammargram‧mar /ˈɡræmə $ -ər/ ●●● S3 W3 noun  1 [uncountable]SLG 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 grammar2 [countable]SLG 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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grammarFor Mrs Furry was our ideal of what a grammar school teacher should be.The augmented grammar contains the rules of the original grammar plus rules which characterise the structures that the transformations can add.Tone greatly aids the researchers' understanding of Creole grammar, which appears less simple than was thought.Again, traditional teaching has tended to dissociate grammar from context and to deal in isolated sentences.English grammar is very different from Japanese grammar.Students' essays will be graded for grammar and spelling.a good French grammarThis is particularly so in the case of a recogniser with a very general grammar.Since the principal function of grammar is to indicate how units of meaning are to be combined, this is scarcely surprising.What happened to us in our seven years at the grammar school was that we felt safe and we felt encouraged.The grammar schools and secondary moderns are similar in terms of class exclusivity.
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