Correctness vs Grammaticality - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between correctness and grammaticality

is that correctness is freedom from error while grammaticality is (of language) the state or attribute of obeying the rules of grammar; grammatical correctness.

correctness

Noun

(en-noun)
  • freedom from error
  • conformity to the truth or to fact
  • conformity to recognized standards
  • (computing) The state of an algorithm that correctly mirrors its specification.
  • Antonyms

    * incorrectness

    grammaticality

    English

    Noun

  • (of language) The state or attribute of obeying the rules of grammar; grammatical correctness.
  • * 1963 , Peter Lackowski, “Words as Grammatical Primes”, Language , vol. 39, no. 2, p. 214:
  • One cannot consistently judge the grammaticality of utterances without knowing what grammatical types their constituent morphemes represent.

    Synonyms

    * grammaticalness

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989. * Random House Webster’s Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996.