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Grammar is not a set of rules and exceptions to be memorized. But sadly, it has come be viewed that way, by traditional language teachers, and by students who have suffered under such teaching. Instead, grammar is a set of patterns, and each pattern conveys a particular meaning. When one sees an apparent exception, it is merely a different pattern with a different meaning.

This page includes various grammar topics and grammar pedagogy, as well as other areas that theoretical linguists regard as "grammar" - phonology and morphology - because they are governed by regular linguistic rules or patterns. For just linguistic explanations of grammar terms or forms, see the syntax page.