Syntax – syntaxe


Let's Define It!

What's *syntax*?

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]


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