Grammar vs. Literature

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Main Difference

The main difference between Grammar and Literature is that the Grammar is a set of structural rules that governs the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language and Literature is a written work of art

  • Grammar

    In linguistics, grammar (from Greek: γραμματική) is the set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language. The term refers also to the study of such rules, and this field includes phonology, morphology, and syntax, often complemented by phonetics, semantics, and pragmatics.

  • Literature

    Literature, most generically, is any body of written works. More restrictively, literature refers to writing considered to be an art form or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage.

    Its Latin root literatura/litteratura (derived itself from littera: letter or handwriting) was used to refer to all written accounts. The concept has changed meaning over time to include texts that are spoken or sung (oral literature), and non-written verbal art forms. Developments in print technology have allowed an ever-growing distribution and proliferation of written works, culminating in electronic literature.

    Literature is classified according to whether it is fiction or non-fiction, and whether it is poetry or prose. It can be further distinguished according to major forms such as the novel, short story or drama; and works are often categorized according to historical periods or their adherence to certain aesthetic features or expectations (genre).

  • Grammar (noun)

    A system of rules and principles for speaking and writing a language.

  • Grammar (noun)

    The study of the internal structure of words (morphology) and the use of words in the construction of phrases and sentences (syntax).

  • Grammar (noun)

    A book describing the rules of grammar of a language.

  • Grammar (noun)

    A formal system specifying the syntax of a language.

  • Grammar (noun)

    A formal system defining a formal language

  • Grammar (noun)

    The basic rules or principles of a field of knowledge or a particular skill.

  • Grammar (noun)

    A textbook.

    “a grammar of geography”

  • Grammar (noun)

    A grammar school.

  • Grammar (verb)

    To discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar.

  • Literature (noun)

    The body of all written works.

  • Literature (noun)

    The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group{{,}} or culture.

  • Literature (noun)

    All the papers, treatises{{,}} etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.

  • Literature (noun)

    Written fiction of a high standard.

    “However, even “literary” science fiction rarely qualifies as literature, because it treats characters as sets of traits rather than as fully realized human beings with unique life stories. —Adam Cadre, 2008”

  • Literature (noun)

    written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit

    “a great work of literature”

  • Literature (noun)

    books and writings published on a particular subject

    “the literature on environmental epidemiology”

  • Literature (noun)

    leaflets and other printed matter used to advertise products or give advice

    “advertising and promotional literature”

Oxford Dictionary

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