Definition of Grammatical category
1. Noun. (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties.
Category relationships: Grammar
Specialized synonyms: Case, Grammatical Case, Form Class, Part Of Speech, Word Class, Number, Person, Gender, Grammatical Gender, Tense, Participant Role, Semantic Role
Generic synonyms: Category, Class, Family
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grammatical Category
Literary usage of Grammatical category
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1900)
"Thus the addition of -s in trees, of -ren in children, and the change of a into e in men together constitute—or help to constitute—the grammatical category ..."
2. Principles of the History of Language by Hermann Paul, Herbert Augustus Strong (1888)
"The originai " ~~* VERY grammatical category is produced on the basis of a ... As it existed before the grammatical category, so it does not cease to ..."
3. The History of Language by Henry Sweet (1900)
"Often, too a grammatical category is more or less completely wanting. Thus, in many languages there is no grammatical category number, such an idea as that ..."
4. The Practical Study of Languages: A Guide for Teachers and Learners by Henry Sweet (1906)
"When this has gone on for some time, the teacher may expect the pupils to find out for themselves what grammatical category a word belongs to. ..."
5. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1903)
"Every grammatical category it produced on the basis of the psychological one .... .... As noon us the agency of the psychological category can be recognized ..."
6. An Adventure of Great Dimension: The Launching of the Chicago Assyrian by Erica Reiner (2002)
"In the beginning, it was the different categories of meaning that determined the organization of the article, not the word's grammatical category or ..."