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Main Entry: gram·mar
Pronunciation: primarystressgram-schwar
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English gramere, from early French gramaire (same meaning), from Latin grammatica (same meaning), derived from Greek gramma "letter, piece of writing," derived from graphein "to write" --related to GRAFFITO, -GRAM, -GRAPH
1 : the study of the classes of words, their inflections, and their functions and relations in a language
2 : the facts of language with which grammar deals
3 a : a grammar textbook b : speech or writing evaluated according to its conformity to grammatical rules <"Him and I went" is bad grammar>

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