Obey vs Grammaticality - What's the difference?

obey | grammaticality |


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.

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obey

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • 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 [...].

    Antonyms

    * disobey * defy * rebel * resist * violate (especially rules )

    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.