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grammatical

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adjective gram·mat·i·cal \grə-ˈma-ti-kəl\

Simple Definition of grammatical

  • : of or relating to grammar

  • : following the rules of grammar

Full Definition of grammatical

  1. 1 :  of or relating to grammar

  2. 2 :  conforming to the rules of grammar <a grammatical sentence>

gram·mat·i·cal·i·ty play \-ˌma-tə-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
gram·mat·i·cal·ly play \-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
gram·mat·i·cal·ness play \-kəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of grammatical

  1. That sentence is not grammatical.



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First Known Use of grammatical

1530

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