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word order

noun
1.
the way in which words are arranged in sequence in a sentence or smaller construction:
In Latin, word order is freer than in English.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • Apart from the word order the number of sub-clauses is unavoidably clumsy.
  • Might want to do some re-reading, since you got the word order wrong.
  • On the other hand, proper names display cross-linguistic constant meaning but variable word order.
British Dictionary definitions for word order

word order

noun
1.
the arrangement of words in a phrase, clause, or sentence. In many languages, including English, word order plays an important part in determining meanings expressed in other languages by inflections
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