Obey vs Grammaticality - What's the difference?
As a verb obey
is to do as ordered by (a person, institution etc), to act according to the bidding of.
As a noun grammaticality is
(of language) the state or attribute of obeying the rules of grammar; grammatical correctness.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To do as ordered by (a person, institution etc), to act according to the bidding of.
To do as one is told.
(obsolete) To be obedient, compliant (to a given law, restriction etc.).
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.iv:
- They were all taught by Triton, to obay / To the long raynes, at her commaundement [...].
* violate (especially rules )
(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.
* Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989.
* Random House Webster’s Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996.