gram·​mat·​i·​cal | \ grə-ˈma-ti-kəl How to pronounce grammatical (audio) \

Definition of grammatical

1 : of or relating to grammar
2 : conforming to the rules of grammar a grammatical sentence

Other Words from grammatical

grammaticality \ grə-​ˌma-​tə-​ˈka-​lə-​tē How to pronounce grammatical (audio) \ noun
grammaticalness \ grə-​ˈma-​ti-​kəl-​nəs How to pronounce grammatical (audio) \ noun

Examples of grammatical in a Sentence

That sentence is not grammatical.
Recent Examples on the Web Misspellings, grammatical errors, or other descriptive language that is inconsistent with the product. Corrinne Hess, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 May 2022 Previously, scams from crooks trying to pass themselves off as marketers representing Amazon or Apple or Chase Bank were sleek and professional-looking, with no obvious typos or grammatical errors. Joe Queenan, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 And the content the attackers generated was high quality, without the typos and grammatical errors that can give away more obvious scams. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, 29 Sep. 2021 Being wary of third-party websites, especially those that have no working customer service number, no physical address, typos and grammatical errors. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 3 June 2021 There’s no sense of rhythm, no relishing of Shakespeare’s grammatical acrobatics. Christian Lewis, Variety, 29 Apr. 2022 But some find addressing holiday cards daunting, risking making a grammatical mistake or other faux pas. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 5 Dec. 2021 In my observation, just about every American under 50 makes this basic grammatical error. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 15 Feb. 2022 And there was the final message — which contained a grammatical error. New York Times, 20 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of grammatical

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grammatical

see grammar

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18 May 2022

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“Grammatical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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gram·​mat·​i·​cal | \ grə-ˈma-ti-kəl How to pronounce grammatical (audio) \

Kids Definition of grammatical

: of, relating to, or following the rules of grammar

Other Words from grammatical

grammatically adverb


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