What is an example of a minor sentence in English?
Bob: "What time is it?"
The minor sentence in that was 'Three'. Because there was no verb, but Bob was still able to understand that Gillian really meant "It is 3 o'clock."
Not necessarily. In the English language, the only part of speech that must be present in a sentence is a verb; a sentence such as 'Sit.' contains only a verb, but it makes logical sense. A sentence that does not have a subject and predicate is called a minor sentence. Minor sentences have what is sometimes known as an invisible subject; that is, the subject is not present in the sentence, but still exists. For…
In the English language, a sentence must contain a verb (sentences without a verb are known as minor sentences). So, an example of a very simple English sentence is: 'Sit.' However, sentences usually contain many parts of speech (most importantly, verbs and nouns). The first letter in a sentence is a capital letter (unless the first word is something like iPhone or iPod), and a sentence ends in a full stop (period), question mark, exclamation…
The noun sentence (a text form, or a prison term) requires an adjective or article (a, the). But you can use it as an adjective itself, or as an imperative of the verb to sentence, to announce a judicial penalty. Example : "Sentence construction is important in English grammar." Example : "Sentence criminals to realistic prison terms and you will go a long way towards discouraging crime."