Meaning of “grammar” in the English Dictionary

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"grammar" in British English

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grammarnoun

uk /ˈɡræm.ər/ us /ˈɡræm.ɚ/

A2 [ U ] (the study or use of) the rules about how words change their form and combine with other words to make sentences

[ C ] mainly UK a book of grammar rules:

a German grammar

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  • These books give very good grammar coverage .
  • Schools here put great emphasis on written work and grammar.
  • Some understanding of grammar is fundamental to learning a language.
  • Her knowledge of English grammar is very extensive.
  • Each unit of the course book focuses on a different grammar point.

(Definition of “grammar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grammar" in American English

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grammarnoun [ U ]

us /ˈɡræm·ər/

grammar the study or use of the rules about how words change their form and combine with other words to express meaning:

She memorized the vocabulary but is having trouble with the grammar.

(Definition of “grammar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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