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grammaticalness

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

grammaticalness (uncountable)

  1. (of language) The state or attribute of obeying the rules of grammar; grammatical correctness.
    • 1967, Lawrence E. Marks, "Judgments of Grammaticalness of Some English Sentences and Semi-Sentences," The American Journal of Psychology, vol. 80, no. 2, p. 196:
      There appear to be at least two distinct ways to assign levels of grammaticalness to deviant sentences.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989. See "grammatical".
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996. See "grammaticality".