Relationship of English Context and the Function of English Grammar



Context is the constraint element to the communicative function of grammar and the determinative element in the structural function of it; moreover, it is also the sole standard to judge the appropriacy of the sentence structure. This paper holds a discussion on the relationship of context and the function of grammar, and puts emphasis on the essential role of context in it by giving the specific examples as well.


Context; Communicative; Function; Structural

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