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transformational-generative grammar

[ trans-fer-mey-shuh-nl-jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv ]
/ ˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃə nlˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv /
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noun
a grammar that combines the principles of generative grammar and transformational grammar.
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Origin of transformational-generative grammar

First recorded in 1975–80
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