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grammar

noun
 
 
/ˈɡræmər/
SUBJECT [U] A2 the way you combine words and change their form and position in a sentence, or the rules or study of thisLinguistic terms and linguistic style
BOOK [C] mainly UK a book of grammar rulesReference books
Translations of “grammar”
in Korean 문법…
in Arabic نَحْو…
in French grammaire, (de) grammaire, (faute de) grammaire…
in Turkish dilbilgisi, dilbilgisi kitabı…
in Italian grammatica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 文法, 文法學, 文法書…
in Russian грамматика, учебник грамматики…
in Polish gramatyka…
in Spanish gramática…
in Portuguese gramática…
in German die Grammatik, Grammatik-……
in Catalan gramàtica…
in Japanese 文法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语法, 语法学, 语法书…
(Definition of grammar from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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