Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the EnglishProofreading Service - Pain in the English
 

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

 

Username

hector.maquieira

Member Since

November 22, 2010

Total number of comments

1

Total number of votes received

4

Bio

Latest Comments

Complete Sentence

  • November 22, 2010, 9:28am

"Go!" is most certainly a complete sentence. In imperative sentences, the subject "you" is always implied.

Also, subjects do not require a predicate, they (usually) require verbs! A predicate is a word that is pointed to by an intransitive verb. Take for example,"I am a writer." Writer is the predicate, as opposed to, "I killed a writer." There, writer is the object because here the verb is transitive.

But getting back to the OP's point, single words that answer questions, such as, "Yes," "No," and "Maybe," are called pro-sentences. Think of them as pronouns, but for sentences.

In formal writing, pro-sentences are completely acceptable and it's merely a question of semantics whether you consider them full sentences.

While it is completely acceptable to capitalize the first letter of a pro-sentence and end it with a period, on the other hand, a pro-sentence is not considered formal without a traditional complete sentence preceding it.