A linguistic concept. Syntax is the way how words are combined to phrases or sentences. Syntax is commonly defined as a set of rules, which, if followed, are capable to produce all possible sentences (or programms if you consider computer languages as well) of a specific language correctly.
There are psychologists that assume that there has to be a syntax in our brains to understand language at all.
One (possible) rule of the english language: "In declarative sentences the word order is subject, predicate, object", e.g. Tom (subject) is sitting (predicate) on the chair (object).
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A small fee you have to pay for breaking one of the 10 Commandments.
Tiger Woods: Oh look, I committed adultery.
Government: And now you have to pay a syntax of $250,000.
Tiger Woods: Why so much?
Government: Repeat offender.
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Syntax- Words used by kids with large unibrows who also happens to be extremely emotional, and think theirselves to be the modern day Shakespere.
Colin once said "Please dont mock my correct syntax, it upsets my black little broken heart."
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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."
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Syntaxing (verb) - The action (or art) of computer programming hackery. Syntaxing is what any good programmer does during the hours of 9 to 5. Only elite and high-level programmers refer to their trade as "Syntaxing." Low level programmers are not worthy of referring to their work as "Syntaxing."
Nathan: "Hey what are you doing?"
Vanessa: "I am syntaxing this new website we are building."
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The rules by which a system or string of words is governed. Synonymous with "Grammar."
"Understand don't I saying what you're." would be an example of incorrect syntax.
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