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Definition of Syntax

Syntax

  1. Connected system or order; union of things; a number of things jointed together; organism.
  2. That part of grammar which treats of the construction of sentences; the due arrangement of words in sentences in their necessary relations, according to established usage in any language.

Syntax Quotations

The ambiguities of language, both in terms of vocabulary and syntax, are fascinating: how important connotation is, what is lost and what is gained in the linguistic transition.
Marilyn Hacker

I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.
Frantz Fanon

Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
Dorothy L. Sayers

I want to prove you don't need to have academic syntax to be intelligent.
Eddie Huang

I did an audiobook for 'Rough Crossings,' which I thought was one of the best books I had published. But it was an absolute embarrassment to read it. All these horrible mucked-up bits of syntax, over-the-top adjectives. I found myself editing it while reading. Alert listeners will notice the difference.
Simon Schama
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Syntax Translations

syntax in Dutch is zinsbouw, zinsleer, syntaxis
syntax in German is Satzbau, Syntax, Syntax
syntax in Hungarian is mondattan
syntax in Portuguese is sintaxe
syntax in Spanish is sintaxis