syntax

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Singular
syntax

Plural
syntaxes

  1. (uncountable) (linguistics) A part of the grammar of a language. Syntax is the rules for putting words together to make a sentence.
    English syntax is easier than English spelling.
    The linguist studied the syntax of many languages.
    The child had a problem with syntax after his head was hurt.
    The syntax of many computer languages is based on English syntax.

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The plural form syntices is a mistaken form that is usually used on blogs.

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