To Parse is to look at the syntactic or grammatic role of words and phrases.

This is why knowing the Parts of Speech is essential to learning any language.

PARTS OF SPEECH

OVERVIEW

Exercises

 

PAGES

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PARSING HOMEPAGE

Grammar vs. Syntax

Most people, but not all teachers, use “grammar” to refer to not just word order and word form, but punctuation as well.

This leads to the problem of confusing prescriptive grammar and descriptive grammar, which is truly syntax. There is more on this in the Style Section.

WH-movement is clearly syntactical in nature, but sentence structure is addressed under the Writing Homepage.

PREDETERMINERS

Regionalisms

Yale Grammatical Diversity Project