Syntax

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In linguistics, syntax[1] is the study of the rules that govern the structure of sentences.

The term syntax can also be used to refer to these rules themselves, as in “the syntax of a language”. Modern research in syntax attempts to describe languages in terms of such rules, and, for many practitioners, to find general rules that apply to all languages.

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Notes

  1. from Ancient Greek συν- syn-, “together”, and τάξις táxis, “arrangement”

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