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[ gruh-mat-i-kuhl ]


  1. of or relating to grammar:

    grammatical analysis.

  2. conforming to standard usage:

    grammatical speech.


/ ɡrəˈmætɪkəl /


  1. of or relating to grammar
  2. (of a sentence) well formed; regarded as correct and acceptable by native speakers of the language
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Derived Forms

  • gramˈmatically, adverb
  • gramˈmaticalness, noun
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Other Words From

  • gram·mati·cal·ly adverb
  • anti·gram·mati·cal adjective
  • anti·gram·mati·cal·ly adverb
  • anti·gram·mati·cal·ness noun
  • hyper·gram·mati·cal adjective
  • hyper·gram·mati·cal·ly adverb
  • hyper·gram·mati·cal·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of grammatical1

1520–30; < Latin grammatic ( us ) (< Greek grammatikós knowing one's letters, equivalent to grammat-, stem of grámma letter + -ikos -ic ) + -al 1
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Example Sentences

Today, they are so good at this task that almost all sentences they generate seem fluid and grammatical.

Not only does it identify tiny grammatical and spelling errors, it tells you when you overlook punctuations where they are needed.

Like Ginger, Grammarly is an AI writing assistant that checks for grammatical errors, spellings, and punctuation.

As a baseline for comparison, we asked a third group to write answers that were clear and grammatical—instructions intended to be neutral with respect to evidence or peace of mind.

This is because demonyms are derivational, which means the suffix people use or word they prefer derives from local sentiment, not grammatical rules.

The fact that some prescriptive rules are valuable does not mean that every grammatical injunction should be obeyed.

The current issue is also filled with dozens of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.

The chances of two independent texts making the same grammatical error are remarkably small.

On the other hand, the grammatical errors and similarities to the Gospel of Thomas are still a problem.

The clash of English with the grammatical form of the Irish language gave it new color and shape.

The two lines are as closely connected as grammatical construction and the expression of thought could make them.

It is not grammatical; grammar would require that has (not is, as in l. 479) should be understood before the pp.

The language of the Félibres had now a fixed orthography and definite grammatical form.

Giffords emendation to lived for the sake of grammatical regularity, which is followed by all later editors, is unwarranted.

Do you think there is a grammatical error in the third sentence of this paragraph?


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