Definition of Paradigmatic

Paradigmatic: Generally when we construct a grammatical sentence, we have to select words according to one set of rules and the set of rules is considered as paradigmatic.

For example; ‘The cat sat on the mat.’

Here the first word could be replaced by ‘A’ or ‘No’; the second word could be replaced by ‘Dog’ or ‘Boy’. The relations between the words within these groups of alternatives are paradigmatic.

 

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