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    I would like to know if:

    Is write a sentence?


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    Re: I would like to know if:

    Quote Originally Posted by shaky View Post
    Is write a sentence?
    Do you mean just he word, 'write', Shaky, as in,

    Write! ?


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    Re: I would like to know if:

    Quote Originally Posted by shaky View Post
    Is write a sentence?

    It depends. As one word in spoken English, it could be taken as an imperative, as in, "Write." or even "Write!".

    It could be taken as part of a sentence used in spoken language.

    What should we do now?
    Write. That's what I'm doing. I'm writing.

    In the above exchange, "write" is not a sentence. It's part of a sentence. However, in spoken language or conversational language, we often use phrases, parts of sentences, and single words. The sentence that "write" is part of is this, "We should write". It could be part of another sentence, but it's logical, as an example, to say that it's part of the sentence, "We should write".


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    Re: I would like to know if:

    Quote Originally Posted by shaky View Post
    Is write a sentence?
    Write. or Write! is a sentence. It's the imperative form of the verb "write". Your teacher can say to you, "Write."
    That is the verb. The implied subject is "You".
    Notice that to make the word a sentence, you need to start it with a capital letter and finish it with a period or exclamation mark.

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