As nouns the difference between syntax and diction
is that syntax
is a set of rules that govern how words are combined to form phrases and sentences while diction
is the effectiveness and degree of clarity of word choice, and presentation of said words.
A set of rules that govern how words are combined to form phrases and sentences.
(computing, countable) The formal rules of formulating the statements of a computer language.
(linguistics) The study of the structure of phrases, sentences and language.
- The incorporation of a rule of V MOVEMENT into our description of English Syntax turns out to have fundamental theoretical implications for our overall Theory of Grammar: it means that we are no longer able to posit that the syntactic structure of a sentence can be described in terms of a single Phrase-marker representing its S-structure. For, the postulation of a rule of V-MOVEMENT means that we must recognise at least two different levels of structure in our Theory of Grammar — namely, a level of D-structure'' (formerly known as ‘Deep Structure?) which serves as input to the rule, and a separate level of ''S-structure which is formed by application of the rule.
The joke plural syntices occasionally occurs in blogs (by false analogy with matrix etc.)
The effectiveness and degree of clarity of word choice, and presentation of said words.