I'm not sure I accept a complete distinction between grammar and syntax.Originally Posted by eskp
I want to teach the use of cardinal and ordinar numbers, as a part of my grammar class. Ex: Your are number one. You are the first one in line. You are number two. You are the second one in line.
My partner argues that we can't do that since the use of cardinal & ordinal numbers is a SYNTAX lesson, not GRAMMAR lesson. What is the technically correct?
Well, it depends on what your 'partner' means by 'grammar'. In general, Grammar refers to the rules of a language. Syntax, Morphology, Phonology, Phonetics, Sematics, Pragmatics, all have rules. "first, second, third, etc" are words. Words fall under Morphology. Morphology has rules, so Morphology is a part of Grammar. :D If you can show your partner that cardinal and ordinal numbers have rules, then you might have a winning case; but, again, it all depends on your partner's definition of 'grammar'.Originally Posted by eskp
All the best, :D
Given that Cardinal and Ordinal numbers are labels, I'd say the distinction between them could be viewed as grammatical. Would the use of articles with Ordinal numbers be enough to say they have rules, Cas?
:D labels (i.e. nominal numbers?) are different from cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers:Originally Posted by tdol
8) Here's some distributional evidence:Originally Posted by fact monster
Originally Posted by EVAN JENKINS
I meant labels like 'adjectives' or 'proper nouns'.