gram·​mat·​i·​cal·​ly grə-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce grammatically (audio)
: in a way pertaining to grammar : with regard to grammar or in accordance with grammatical rules
speaking grammatically
a grammatically complex sentence
Two Welsh men who were busted for possession of marijuana were spared jail time by a judge who commended their grammatically correct text messages.Rachel DeSantis
Just as we teach children how to ride bikes by putting them on a bicycle, we need to teach students how to write grammatically by letting them write.Michelle Navarre Cleary

Examples of grammatically in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And then various editors went through three or four rounds to fix the grammar, and finally, there is a version that is grammatically acceptable. David Allen, New York Times, 20 June 2023 According to the researchers, all of ChatGPT’s responses were grammatically correct, and nearly all of them contained only one joke. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 14 June 2023 ChatGPT can write grammatically correct copy for them. James Rundle, WSJ, 25 May 2023 Not many of us, thumbing away on our phones, would compose such a grammatically coherent, cleanly punctuated missive, without an abbreviation, emoji or autocorrect snafu in sight. A.o. Scott, New York Times, 3 May 2023 In the days when paper airplane tickets were ubiquitous, airlines were happy to print unpleasant truths on the back, albeit in grammatically tortured, microscopic print. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2023 Those nastiest messages are usually the longest and most grammatically correct. Ginny Hogan, The Atlantic, 8 Nov. 2022 And while the wording was often grammatically confounding, the gist was clear: The deaths of Jessica Reisinger-Raubenolt and her 21-month-old daughter were tragic, but 24 years was an unfair sentence for Herrin, who was 18 at the time of the horrific accident., 17 Aug. 2021 For example, Old English was grammatically gendered until partway through the middle ages, when changes in the way people spoke eventually eroded the vocal distinctions between male and female. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 1 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grammatically was in the 15th century

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“Grammatically.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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