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Syntax: The syntax of a language is the grammatical rules it must follow in order to be understood by the interpreter or compiler. The syntax of a language defines how to write statements, how to use the operators and how to use the basic control structures. Some languages, like Ruby, have a complex syntax that allows the programmer to express things easily. Other languages (such as Lisp) have a minimal syntax to make it easier to write compilers and interpreters.

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