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    Difference between grammar and structure

    Dear all,

    What actually is the difference between grammar and structure? If they are the same, why would they be used together? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Difference between grammar and structure

    Quote Originally Posted by s3thdy View Post
    Dear all,

    What actually is the difference between grammar and structure? If they are the same, why would they be used together? Thanks in advance.
    Grammar is a system of production rules used to parse and generate the meaning, pronunciation, morphology, and syntax of a sentence. Structure refers to the components of a given sound, word, phrase, and sentence. For example, the sentence Jed drinks milk:

    Syntactic structure: subject+verb+object
    Production rule: English is an SVO language

    Morphological structure: drink takes -s
    Production rule: a subject must agree with its verb

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    Re: Difference between grammar and structure

    Grammars are social norms, communal attitudes, or collective conventions. Structures are the syntactical and morphological variations the community reaches its consensus about.

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