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A subcategory of linguistics, syntax is the study of sentence structure and the rules that govern it. From a linguistic point of view, the "rules of grammar" as published in textbooks are irrelevant; what's important is that syntax categorizes the way the sentences are stored in our brain.
surface structure: "Where did Mark go last night?"
deep structure: "Mark did go last night where."
by bonsai May 17, 2005