rule of grammar

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Noun1.rule of grammar - a linguistic rule for the syntax of grammatical utterances
linguistic rule, rule - (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
transformation - a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure
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The plaintiff: May it please the court, the rule of grammar is clear.
Qatar, hardly a hotbed of football, but most definitely a hotbed of hotbeds, also stands accused of running roughshod over the rights of workers and of ignoring the sacred rule of grammar that says a 'u' must come after a 'q.'
The birds reacted to only one of the four jumbled versions, called SEQ2, as if they noticed it violated some rule of grammar, whereas the other three remixes didn't.