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Syntax vs. Diction

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Syntaxnoun

A set of rules that govern how words are combined to form phrases and sentences.

Dictionnoun

Choice and use of words, especially with regard to effective communication.

Syntaxnoun

The formal rules of formulating the statements of a computer language.

Dictionnoun

The effectiveness and degree of clarity of word choice and expression.

Syntaxnoun

(linguistics) The study of the structure of phrases, sentences and language.

Dictionnoun

Choice of words for the expression of ideas; the construction, disposition, and application of words in discourse, with regard to clearness, accuracy, variety, etc.; mode of expression; language; as, the diction of Chaucer's poems.

‘His diction blazes up into a sudden explosion of prophetic grandeur.’;

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Syntaxnoun

Connected system or order; union of things; a number of things jointed together; organism.

‘They owe no other dependence to the first than what is common to the whole syntax of beings.’;

Dictionnoun

the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience

Syntaxnoun

That part of grammar which treats of the construction of sentences; the due arrangement of words in sentences in their necessary relations, according to established usage in any language.

Dictionnoun

the manner in which something is expressed in words;

‘use concise military verbiage’;

Syntaxnoun

the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences

Diction

Diction (Latin: dictionem (nom. dictio), ), in its original meaning, is a writer's or speaker's distinctive vocabulary choices and style of expression in a poem or story.

‘a saying, expression, word’;

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Syntaxnoun

a systematic orderly arrangement

Syntaxnoun

studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences

Syntax

In linguistics, syntax () is the study of how words and morphemes combine to form larger units such as phrases and sentences. Central concerns of syntax include word order, agreement, the nature of crosslinguistic variation, and the relationship between form and meaning.

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