Definition of Grammatical relation
1. Noun. A linguistic relation established by grammar.
Specialized synonyms: Agreement, Concord, Transitiveness, Transitivity, Intransitiveness, Intransitivity, Coreference, Conjunction, Complementation, Coordination, Subordination, Limiting, Modification, Qualifying, Modality, Mode, Mood, Anaphoric Relation, Voice, Inflection, Inflexion, Aspect
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grammatical Relation
Literary usage of Grammatical relation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1900)
"Here the word what does duty for two words at once: it stands in one grammatical relation to say, and in another to is. But it would not be good English to ..."
2. Syntax of Early Latin by Charles Edwin Bennett (1914)
"The expression of this grammatical relation is thus with entire ease derivable from one of local relation ; and, so far as I can perceive, in no other way. ..."
3. Greece, Ancient and Modern: Lectures Delivered Before the Lowell Institute by Cornelius Conway Felton (1896)
"It comes from another source, and has no further signification than as a sign to mark the grammatical relation. All children pass from the mere animal cry, ..."
4. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"In the second example the three appositives stand in a looser grammatical relation to the preceding nouns and hence form an independent group with ..."
5. The Association Review by American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf (1907)
"While word follows word in strict grammatical relation, no comma is inserted, though many pauses may be indispensable; and wherever any break occurs in the ..."
6. An English Grammar: Methodical, Analytical, and Historical. With a Treatise by Eduard Adolf Ferdinand Maetzner (1874)
""Words of Relation in the Principal and in the Dependent Sentence. The grammatical relation which takes place between the principal ..."
7. The Michigan Teacher by Michigan Dept. of Public Instruction (1874)
"Case, then, is a grammatical relation. The question here arises, what kind of grammatical relation is this of case? what is the nature of this relation? ..."
8. Introduction to the Study of Language: A Critical Survey of the History and by Berthold Delbrück (1882)
"The word as expression of the notion, and the inflection as expression of the grammatical relation, are equally old and original." But this reasoning would ..."