Meaning of grammatical in English:

grammatical

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adjective

  • 1Relating to grammar.

    ‘the grammatical function of a verb’
    • ‘The grammatical gender of nouns has been completely eliminated from English.’
    • ‘The point is that word parts are bonding into forms according to the grammatical rules of English word formation.’
    • ‘It is an idiomatic language with a complex grammatical system that is considered rich in terms of warmth and expressiveness.’
    • ‘Swahili nouns are divided into classes according to the grammatical prefixes they take.’
    • ‘It's a dialect of English, with its own structure and grammatical rules.’
    • ‘Children, however, do learn their native tongues long before they memorize grammatical rules.’
    • ‘Who says you can't put an English degree to good use other than explaining our crazy grammatical rules to students in Vietnam?’
    • ‘They follow the same grammatical rules and contain many similar words, yet so many of us still struggle.’
    • ‘Written language generally uses more complex grammatical constructions than spoken language does.’
    • ‘His sentence made no grammatical sense, but I wasn't exactly in a position to point this out.’
    • ‘They use more words, make fewer errors, use longer sentences and more complex grammatical structures.’
    • ‘Language teachers search for grammatical patterns and examine the ways in which the language has changed.’
    • ‘Please accept my apology for any grammatical errors in advance since English is not my first language.’
    • ‘We often shorten long letters, clarify confusing statements or correct grammatical errors.’
    • ‘Check through your text and correct all grammatical and spelling errors.’
    • ‘Please forgive all the horrible grammatical errors in this piece, since I had to correct it myself.’
    • ‘The great thing about this little language is that it has a wonderfully simple grammatical system.’
    • ‘It is a striking fact, too, that all known human languages have in common a good deal of grammatical structure.’
    • ‘The ability to speak a language, with all its grammatical complexities, is an innate part of our humanity.’
    • ‘At our school, students are given a chance to correct grammatical mistakes and errors.’
    syntactic, morphological, semantic
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    1. 1.1Well formed; in accordance with the rules of the grammar of a language.
      ‘a grammatical sentence’
      • ‘It makes a grammatical sentence that correctly expresses the intended meaning.’
      • ‘A small departure from idiomatic standard English, and a use of tense that would be grammatical in some languages.’
      • ‘It follows therefore that we would expect that these sentences are grammatical under the indicated interpretation.’
      • ‘Secondly, the language is riddled with grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and inappropriate expressions.’
      • ‘The sentence is grammatical but it's not a proposition and so is not something from which a contradiction can be derived.’
      • ‘An affected individual, after a stroke, tumour or wound to the area, loses the ability to construct grammatical sentences.’
      • ‘As it happens, I don't particularly warm to the guy either, but at least he seems to know what he is talking about and can utter a grammatical sentence.’
      • ‘The second applicant frequently did not speak in grammatical sentences and appeared to contradict herself on several occasions.’
      • ‘Almost every sentence that came out of my mouth had grammatical mistakes.’
      • ‘Here are a few such strings, with rough paraphrases so that you can see that they have to be grammatical.’
      well formed, correct, idiomatic, acceptable, allowable
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Origin

Early 16th century from late Latin grammaticalis, via Latin from Greek grammatikos, from gramma, grammatos ‘letter of the alphabet, thing written’.

Pronunciation

grammatical

/ɡrəˈmatɪk(ə)l/