In literal strictness it would not be ungrammatical to say ten dollars were paid.
It is curious enough that this sentence of the Bishop is, itself, ungrammatical!
To sign it would produce a confusion of persons and be ungrammatical to the last degree.
His dress was very plain and poor, his manner was uncultured, his language was ungrammatical.
That is not so puzzling as it sounds (nor sounds quite as ungrammatical as it is), and an instance will clarify the principle.
If I were asked an opinion I would call this an ungrammatical nation.
All alike were summoned to Brussels; non curamus privilegios vestros declared Vargas in his ungrammatical Latin.
She knew that he was ungrammatical, but she denied that he was uncouth.
ungrammatical, un-gra-mat′i-kal, adj. not according to the rules of grammar.
What if there were imperfect, or ungrammatical sentences in it?