Grammar

“BUT THE GROUP IS LAUGHING! And I don’t need decades of grammar usage to know that’s right!” –Tino

 

Grammar is the backbone to every language. In the simplest terms possible, it is the system and structure of languages in general, usually involving: syntax, morphology, and sometimes phonology and semantics.

  • Syntax: how words are arranged in phrases and sentences.
  • Morphology: the mental system involved in word formation and the study of words themselves. It analyzes parts of words like stems, roots, prefixes and suffixes.
  • Phonology: the study of sound structures and patterns in different languages. For instance, when looking at the word “pop-up” you would study the two “p” sounds, how they differ and why.
  • Semantics: this focuses mostly on the linguistics and logic concerned with meaning. There are different branches of semantics including formal semantics and lexical semantics.
Sources:

Straus, Jane. "FREE Online English Usage Rules." GrammarBook.com. 2017. http://www.grammarbook.com/.

 

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