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Definition 1: the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics) - [noun denoting cognition]

(grammar is a kind of ...) a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments

(... is a kind of grammar ) a grammar that is produced by descriptive linguistics

(... is a kind of grammar ) a grammar that is produced by prescriptive linguistics

(... is a kind of grammar ) studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences

(... is a kind of grammar ) studies of the rules for forming admissible words

(grammar belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) connected by a conjunction

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) lacking conjunctions

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) designating a verb that requires a direct object to complete the meaning

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) designating a verb that does not require or cannot take a direct object

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to the aorist tense

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) not limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase

"the nonrestrictive clause in `I always buy his books, which have influenced me greatly,' refers to his books generally and adds an additional fact about them"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase

"the restrictive clause in `Each made a list of the books that had influenced him' limits the books on the list to only those particular ones defined by the clause"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection

"`sing' is a strong verb"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) expressing a reciprocal or complementary relation

"correlative conjunctions"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) not restricted or modified in meaning

"unrestricted verbs are usually stronger than those qualified by adverbs"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) expressing or preceding an inference

"`therefore' is an illative word"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun

"nominal phrase" "noun phrase"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) serving as or indicating the subject of a verb and words identified with the subject of a copular verb

"nominative noun endings" "predicate nominative"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) in an attributive manner

"the genitive noun is used attributively"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) relating to or like a gerund

"the gerundial suffix `-ing'"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or having the nature or function of a substantive (i.e. a noun or noun equivalent)

"a substantival constituent"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or consisting of participles

"participial inflections"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood

"not all questions have an interrogative construction"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements

"indicative mood"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) relating to verbs in the imperative mood

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) relating to a mood of verbs

"subjunctive verb endings"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) relating to a mood of verbs in some languages

"optative verb endings"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened

"future auxiliary"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to scope

"scopal dependency"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) serving to express or indicate possession

"possessive pronouns" "the genitive endings"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes

"objective case" "accusative endings"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (of verbs) not having tense, person, or number (as a participle or gerund or infinitive)

"infinite verb form"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (of verbs) relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (used of verbs (e.g. `be' or `own') and most participial adjectives) expressing existence or a state rather than an action

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) show grammatical agreement

"Subjects and verbs must always agree in English"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence)

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) add a modifier to a constituent

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate functioning as a part of a complex sentence

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon

"the object of the verb"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (grammar) a word that expresses a quantity (as `fifteen' or `many')

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:

"Hemingway favors active constructions"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb

"academics seem to favor passive sentences"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify

"`red' is an attributive adjective in `a red apple'"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) not fulfilling the same grammatical role of any of its constituents

"when `until last Easter' serves as an adverb it is an exocentric construction"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) fulfilling the grammatical role of one of its constituents

"when `three blind mice' serves as a noun it is an endocentric construction"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) pertaining to giving directives or rules

"prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence

"a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence

"the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) syntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence

"disjunctive conjunctions like `but', `or', or `though' serve a contrastive function"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence

"`and' is a copulative conjunction"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) serving to connect a subordinate clause to a main clause

"`when' in `I will come when I can' is a subordinating conjunction"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) serving to connect two grammatical constituents of identical construction

"`and' in `John and Mary' or in `John walked and Mary rode' is a coordinating conjunction; and so is `or' in `will you go or stay?'"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) referring back to itself

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) of adjectives; relating to or occurring within the predicate of a sentence

"`red' is a predicative adjective in `the apple is red'"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) a word in the genitive case used as an attributive adjective

"an example of the attributive genitive is `John's' in `John's mother'"

(grammar is the domain which ... is member of) (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent

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