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April 8, 2014
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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".
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