Definition of Grammatical construction

1. Noun. A group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit. "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"

Exact synonyms: Construction, Expression
Specialized synonyms: Adjunct, Clause, Complement, Involution, Phrase, Predicator
Generic synonyms: Constituent, Grammatical Constituent
Antonyms: Misconstruction

Lexicographical Neighbors of Grammatical Construction

grammatical alternation
grammatical case
grammatical cases
grammatical category
grammatical constituent
grammatical construction (current term)
grammatical gender
grammatical meaning
grammatical mood
grammatical moods
grammatical person
grammatical persons
grammatical relation
grammatical rule

Literary usage of Grammatical construction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1893)
"As то grammatical construction.—It is an elementary rule in the construction of statutes that phrases and sentences are to be construed according to the ..."

2. Handbook on the Construction and Interpretation of the Laws by Henry Campbell Black (1911)
"CHAPTER V LITERAL AND grammatical construction, MEANING OF LANGUAGE, AND INTERPRETATION OF WORDS AND PHRASES 51-52. Primary Rule as to Meaning of Language ..."

3. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to St. Luke by Alfred Plummer (1896)
"Its grammatical construction should be compared with that of the preface to the synodical epistle in Acts xv., ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... or of inserting interlineations or corrections,—the adoption of peculiar expressions,—the orthography of the words,2— the grammatical construction of ..."

5. Commentaries on the Law of Statutory Crimes: Including the Written Laws and by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1901)
"For thus an enactment of to-day has the benefit of judicial renderings extending back through centuries of past litigation. II. grammatical construction. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Deeds: Their Form, Requisites, Execution by Robert Thomas Devlin (1887)
"grammatical construction.—"A grammatical construction is not always to be followed, and it has been well said that neither false English nor bad Latin will ..."

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