Definition of Rule of grammar
1. Noun. A linguistic rule for the syntax of grammatical utterances.
Generic synonyms: Linguistic Rule, Rule
Specialized synonyms: Transformation
Lexicographical Neighbors of Rule Of Grammar
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 ..."