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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

I come from not just a household but a country where the finesse of language, well-balanced sentence, structure, syntax, these things are driven into us, and my parents, bless them, are great custodians of the English language.
Daniel Day-Lewis

And that's how I start myself. I usually go back a couple of pages, maybe to the beginning of the chapter, and I start reading. And as I'm reading, I'm tweaking - putting in a different word, changing the syntax, putting that clause over there, you know that sort of thing.
Jean M. Auel

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

The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of musical tension in the language that interests me.
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
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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
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