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Richard Nordquist

Grammatical Mission Impossible: Defining a Sentence

By October 15, 2012

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Sure, we all recognize a sentence when we see or hear one. And most of us probably recall the textbook definition of a sentence as "a group of words having a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete idea."

But wait.

It's not that simple. Not at all. . . .


For the complete article (revised and expanded), see What Is a Sentence?


Comments

October 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm
(1) Helen Campbell says:

helpful sie

October 25, 2012 at 9:11 am
(2) Ashok Rao says:

Makes you think. I had never really given it a thought.

October 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm
(3) Wajid ali says:

This is realy helpfull fr all…….

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