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1. syntax

noun. ['ˈsɪnˌtæks'] the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences.

Synonyms

  • sentence structure
  • structure

Antonyms

  • spoils system
  • merit system
  • truth

Etymology

  • σύνταξις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word syntax


1. Noun, singular or mass
After analyzing the key vocabulary of a poem, the reader should turn to the syntax.

Quotes containing the word syntax


1. Bad writing is more than a matter of shit syntax and faulty observation; bad writing usually arises from a stubborn refusal to tell stories about what people actually do― to face the fact, let us say, that murderers sometimes help old ladies cross the street.
- Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

2. There's life for you. Spend the best years of your life studying penmanship and rhetoric and syntax and Beowulf and George Eliot, and then somebody steals your pencil.
- Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker

3. A letter is always better than a phone call. People write things in letters they would never say in person. They permit themselves to write down feelings and observations using emotional syntax far more intimate and powerful than speech will allow.
- Alice Steinbach, Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman

2. syntax

noun. ['ˈsɪnˌtæks'] a systematic orderly arrangement.

Synonyms

  • scheme

Etymology

  • σύνταξις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. syntax

noun. ['ˈsɪnˌtæks'] studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences.

Synonyms

  • generative grammar

Etymology

  • σύνταξις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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