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Haydar

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  • April 8, 2014, 8:39pm

Let me add mine.
Before we say 'GO' or any other word, phrase, whatever is the shortest sentence, we have to define fully what sentence is.
My own definition of a sentence:
"GIVING A COMPLETE THOUGHT A SENTENCE IS A FULLY OR PARTIALLY EXPRESSED GROUP OF WORDS".
By using this definition, we can divide sentence into a fully expressed(all its words are explicit) and a partially expressed(some of its words are ommitted. They are either implied or undertood).
For example: 'John is happy' is a fully expressed sentence.
'Go' is a partially expressed sentence. The ommitted word implied is 'You'.
'In the room' an answer to 'Where is John?' is also a partially expressed sentence.
The words ommitted are understood.
Where is John? (He is) in the room.
The word 'yes', 'no' or 'ok' can be a sentence if the words ommited are understood.
We could say: "to determine whether a word is a sentence or not, depends on the context in which it is contained".