Definition of Rule of grammar

1. Noun. A linguistic rule for the syntax of grammatical utterances.

Exact synonyms: Grammatical Rule
Generic synonyms: Linguistic Rule, Rule
Specialized synonyms: Transformation

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rule Of Grammar

rule OK
rule against perpetuities
rule book
rule books
rule in
rule nisi
rule of bigeminy
rule of coss
rule of cy pres
rule of evidence
rule of grammar (current term)
rule of law
rule of morphology
rule of nines
rule of outlet
rule of reason
rule of recognition
rule of the road
rule of thirds
rule of thumb
rule on
rule out
rule over
rule the roost
rule the school

Literary usage of Rule of grammar

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

1. The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown (1851)
"... of such a nature that no rule of grammar can show, either what should be substituted for the faulty expression, or what fashion of amendment may be the ..."

2. Ancient and Modern Familiar Quotations from the Greek, Latin, and Modern (1875)
"... we suppose, that, setting at utter defiance the time-honored rule of grammar, it has been thought entitled to the honor of appearing in 'the most worthy ..."

3. The Institutes of English Grammar, Methodically Arranged: With Forms of by Goold Brown, Henry Kiddle (1872)
"... but there may be in composition many errors of such a nature that no rule of grammar can show what should be substituted. The greater the inaccuracy, ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee by Jere Baxter, Tennessee Supreme Court (1878)
"All relative words are in general as a rule of grammar, referable to the next antecedent, but this, though a rule of grammar, is not a rule of law, ..."

5. The 19th Century: A Review of Progress During the Past One Hundred Years in by A G Sedgwick (1901)
"It would be like a rule of grammar adduced to decide whether a phrase is good English or not. Nor would the circumstance that the definition could not be as ..."

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