Scientific grammar

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Scientific grammar is grammar as used scientifically, i.e. by professional linguists, and which can be contrasted with pedagogic grammar, which is grammar as presented to students particularly those learning a foreign language.

Scientific grammar can be more complex than pedagogic grammar, as it needs to be more specific and ambiguity is not tolerated. Of course, to professional linguists, this is just simply grammar, and pedagogic grammar is the oversimplified and sometimes nonsensical "grammar" taught to students.

Scientific grammar is also somewhat synonymous with modern grammar and opposed to traditional grammar.