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In linguistics, syntax (from Ancient Greek σύνταξις “arrangement” from σύν syn, “together”, and τάξις táxis, “an ordering”) is “the study of the principles and processes by which sentences are constructed in particular languages”. In addition to referring to the overarching discipline, the term syntax is also used to refer directly to the rules and principles that govern the sentence structure of any individual language, for example in “the syntax of Modern Irish.