Syntax is the way words and phrases are arranged to make a complete sentence. It is also the rules that govern how sentences are created.
- by putting a verb at the end of the sentence as in Romeo and Juliet: “What light from yonder window breaks?”
- as in “and all the clouds that lowered upon our house buried in the deep bosom of the ocean.” from Richard III
I kan a noble tale for the nones,
With which I wol now quite the Knyghtes tale.
And smale fowles maken melodye, That slepen al the night with open ye,
The reason no man knows; let it suffice
What we behold is censured by our eyes.
Where both deliberate, the love is slight:Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?
Now that you have seen these examples in literature, check out some examples of syntax in writing.