Glossary of English Grammar Terms

A fully cross-referenced English glossary of linguistic and grammatical terms. Each grammar definition contains an explanation and cross-references to other relevant grammar terms.

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Spelling Note: The word Grammar is often misspelt as Grammer. Try not to confuse the spelling of the word "Grammar" for "Grammer" as "Grammer" is incorrect.

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