Syntax – syntaxe
Let's Define It!
Syntax (named syntaxe in French) is the study of sentence structure.
In other words, studying syntax is studying how words are combined with each other to form a clause or syntax.
When you hear the word syntax, think about word order.
Let's Pronounce It!
What does it sound like in French?
Let's Have an Example or Two!
Can a little reinforcement do the trick?
Syntax is the study of word order. Thus, syntactically, the following two sentences are not the same:
a) Steve écoute Alain [Steve listens to Alain]
b) Alain écoute Alain [Alain listens to Steve]