gram·​mat·​i·​cal | \ grə-ˈma-ti-kəl \

Definition of grammatical

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

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Other Words from grammatical

grammaticality \ grə-​ˌma-​tə-​ˈka-​lə-​tē \ noun
grammatically \ grə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
grammaticalness \ grə-​ˈma-​ti-​kəl-​nəs \ noun

Examples of grammatical in a Sentence

That sentence is not grammatical.

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Ken likes to use Comic Sans font and, more often than not, his signs include a typo or grammatical error. Carolyn Hax, The Seattle Times, "Cheated-on spouse wonders whether to stay or go," 6 Nov. 2018 To improve your conversational skills, Busuu has native speakers provide comments on grammatical exercises to help with both corrections and by providing you with cultural context, colloquial terms, and more. Sara Tardiff, Teen Vogue, "Solo Travel Tips for Women and Nonbinary People," 17 Sep. 2018 There was just simple statement from LeBron’s agency Sunday night that was direct, concise and so otherwise vanilla the only people squirming were English teachers due to a grammatical faux pas. Dave Hyde,, "Hyde: LeBron's decision changes L.A., East ... and Heat hopes," 2 July 2018 In a world full of exotic grammatical mistakes, there are more complex and interesting things to tackle. Lisa Wood Shapiro, WIRED, "The End of Dyslexia," 18 June 2018 The company also offers a premium service ($30 a month) that comes with bells and whistles like a weekly email listing your performance stats and an option to upload documents for a full grammatical scrubbing. Lisa Wood Shapiro, WIRED, "The End of Dyslexia," 18 June 2018 Dubious evaluations have also now shed their grammatical hilarity, although some tipoffs continue to amuse aficionados of the genre. Amar Bhidé, WSJ, "Skepticism Beats Snopes as an Antidote to Fake News," 8 June 2018 Even small grammatical or spelling errors can quash an application, Ruebensaal said. Linda G. Kramer,, "Financial seminar helps prepare teens for college: Community Voices," 26 Feb. 2018 Erardi writes about him with a suggestive and subjugating prose, without grammatical pirouettes. Jorge Ebro, miamiherald, "This is why this book about Tony Perez is a must-read for fans, lovers of Cuban history | Miami Herald," 18 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of grammatical

: of or relating to grammar

: following the rules of grammar


gram·​mat·​i·​cal | \ grə-ˈma-ti-kəl \

Kids Definition of grammatical

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

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grammatically adverb

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