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  ( grammars    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Grammar is the ways that words can be put together in order to make sentences.  
He doesn't have mastery of the basic rules of grammar., ...the difference between Sanskrit and Tibetan grammar.     
2       n-uncount   Someone's grammar is the way in which they obey or do not obey the rules of grammar when they write or speak.  
oft supp N  
His vocabulary was sound and his grammar excellent., ...a deterioration in spelling and grammar among teenagers.     
3       n-count   A grammar is a book that describes the rules of a language. advanced English grammar.     
4       n-var   A particular grammar is a particular theory that is intended to explain the rules of a language.  
with supp  
Transformational grammars are more restrictive.     

grammar school        ( grammar schools    plural  ) A grammar school is a school in Britain for children aged between eleven and eighteen who have a high academic ability.      n-var; n-in-names  
He is in the third year at Leeds Grammar School.     
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rules of language, syntax  

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1. the art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized 2.the study of formal speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone.
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