[ gruh-mat-i-kuh-lahyz ]
/ grəˈmæt ɪ kəˌlaɪz /
verb (used with object), gram·mat·i·cal·ized, gram·mat·i·cal·iz·ing. Linguistics.
to convert (a content word or part of one) into a functor, as in using OE līc, “body,” as a suffix in adjectives and adverbs, such as OE frēondlīc, “friendly.”
to represent (semantic features) by grammatical categories, as plurality in English or gender in French.
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How To Use ColonsColons are used to introduce lists, quotes, or further explanation. They’re also used to separate items in non-grammatical structures. Introducing a List A colon can be used to introduce a list. In general, the portion of sentence before the colon should be a complete sentence (it should contain a subject and a verb). Phrases like the following may sometimes be used to signal an introduction …
Also especially British, gra·mat·i·cal·ise.
Related formsgram·mat·i·cal·i·za·tion, noun
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