ungrammatical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ grammatical

Adjective[edit]

ungrammatical (comparative more ungrammatical, superlative most ungrammatical)

  1. (linguistics) In violation of one or more of the rules and conventions of a language as defined by the grammar, resulting in unacceptable, or incorrect usage.

Usage notes[edit]

In formal linguistics, ungrammatical sentences are labelled using an asterisk (*):

*The subject of this sentence is.

This convention goes back at least as far as Leonard Bloomfield's Language (1933).

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