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1. Of or relating to grammar.
2. Conforming to the rules of grammar: a grammatical sentence.

[Late Latin grammaticālis, from Latin grammaticus, from Greek grammatikos, of letters; see grammar.]

gram·mat′i·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Grammar) of or relating to grammar
2. (Grammar) (of a sentence) well formed; regarded as correct and acceptable by native speakers of the language
gramˈmatically adv
gramˈmaticalness n
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(grəˈmæt ɪ kəl)

1. of or pertaining to grammar.
2. conforming to the rules of grammar or standard usage: a grammatical sentence.
[1520–30; < Latin grammatic(us) (< Greek grammatikós knowing one's letters =grammat-, s. of grámma letter + -ikos -ic) + -al1]
gram•mat`i•cal′i•ty (-ˈkæl ɪ ti) gram•mat′i•cal•ness, n.
gram•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.grammatical - of or pertaining to grammar; "the grammatic structure of a sentence"; "grammatical rules"; "grammatical gender"
2.grammatical - conforming to the rules of grammar or usage accepted by native speakers; "spoke in grammatical sentences"
ill-formed, ungrammatical - not grammatical; not conforming to the rules of grammar or accepted usage
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adjective syntactic, linguistic grammatical errors

Grammatical cases

ablative, accusative, agentive, dative, elative, ergative, genitive, illative, instrumental, locative, nominative, objective, oblique, possessive, subjective, vocative
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صَحيح حَسْب قواعد اللغهقواعِدينَحْوِيّ
gramatickýgramaticky správný
málfræîilega rétturmálfræîilegur
gramatickýgramaticky správny
dilbilgiseldilbilgisi kurallarına uygundilbilgisine aitgramatik
thuộc ngữ pháp


[grəˈmætɪkəl] ADJ
1. [rule, structure, error] → gramatical
2. (= correct) in grammatical Englishen inglés correcto
that's not grammaticaleso es gramaticalmente incorrecto
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[grəˈmætɪkəl] adj
[structure, rule] → grammatical(e)
(= correct) [sentence, English] → grammaticalement correct(e)
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(= relating to grammar)grammatisch; grammatical error/ruleGrammatikfehler m/-regel f
(= correct)grammat(ikal)isch richtig or korrekt; his English is not grammaticalsein Englisch ist grammatikalisch falsch
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[grəˈmætɪkl] adj (exercise) → di grammatica; (structure) → grammaticale
to be grammatical (sentence, language) → essere corretto/a grammaticalmente
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(ˈgrӕmə) noun
1. the rules for forming words and for combining words to form sentences. He's an expert on French grammar.
2. a description or collection of the rules of grammar. Could you lend me your Latin grammar?; (also adjective) a grammar book.
3. a person's use of grammatical rules. This essay is full of bad grammar.
gramˈmatical (-ˈmӕ-) adjective
1. (negative ungrammatical) correct according to the rules of grammar. a grammatical sentence.
2. of (a) grammar. a grammatical rule.
gramˈmatically adverb
grammar school
1. a type of secondary school.
2. (American) a primary school.

grammar ends in -ar (not -er).
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نَحْوِيّ gramatický grammatisk grammatisch γραμματικός gramatical kielioppi- grammatical gramatički grammaticale 文法の 문법의 grammaticaal grammatisk gramatyczny gramatical грамматический grammatisk ที่เกี่ยวกับไวยากรณ์ gramatik thuộc ngữ pháp 合乎文法的
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For instance, a certain point of grammatical knowledge is present in the mind, but is not predicable of any subject; or again, a certain whiteness may be present in the body (for colour requires a material basis), yet it is never predicable of anything.
Then she looked back again at her manuscript, and decided that to write grammatical English prose is the hardest thing in the world.
My cousin has undertaken them, regardless of expense; she has asked me to come and stay with her--board and lodging gratis--and keep an eye on the grammatical eccentricities of her pensionnaires.
To tell the truth, I hated those grammatical studies, and nothing but the love of literature, and the hope of getting at it, could ever have made me go through them.
There were not merely no grammatical errors, but as a composition it would not have disgraced a gentleman; the language, though plain, was strong and unaffected, and the sentiments it conveyed very much to the credit of the writer.
"No, father; I cannot underwrite Article Four (leave alone the rest), taking it 'in the literal and grammatical sense' as required by the Declaration; and, therefore, I can't be a parson in the present state of affairs," said Angel.
At the back of the estrade, and attached to a moveable partition dividing this schoolroom from another beyond, was a large tableau of wood painted black and varnished; a thick crayon of white chalk lay on my desk for the convenience of elucidating any grammatical or verbal obscurity which might occur in my lessons by writing it upon the tableau; a wet sponge appeared beside the chalk, to enable me to efface the marks when they had served the purpose intended.
To his great joy he discovered that his ear was becoming sensitive and that he was developing grammatical nerves.
I took four lessons, and then I stuck fast in a grammatical bog.
He seemed oppressed by a humiliating sense of having been overpaid, and wished apparently to redeem his debt by the offer of grammatical and statistical information in small installments.
Garth, with her sleeves turned above her elbows, deftly handling her pastry--applying her rolling-pin and giving ornamental pinches, while she expounded with grammatical fervor what were the right views about the concord of verbs and pronouns with "nouns of multitude or signifying many," was a sight agreeably amusing.
Mrs Nickleby had, that morning, had a yesterday's newspaper of the very first respectability from the public-house where the porter came from; and in this yesterday's newspaper was an advertisement, couched in the purest and most grammatical English, announcing that a married lady was in want of a genteel young person as companion, and that the married lady's name and address were to be known, on application at a certain library at the west end of the town, therein mentioned.