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    What type of sentence is this and journal entries

    1. What do you call this type of sentence ?
    Met with QC, Production and R&D supervisors to discuss new Shrimp Wonton order for Korean customer.
    2. Why do we start an entry in a diary with a past tense verb?
    3. Does this type of sentence always have a subject and predicate?
    Thank you
    DTharachai
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    Re: What type of sentence is this and journal entries

    1. Declarative with an implied subject.
    2. The events happened. They're in the past.
    3. All sentences, even imperatives, have a subject and predicate. Otherwise, they would be called fragments.

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    Re: What type of sentence is this and journal entries

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    1. Declarative with an implied subject.
    2. The events happened. They're in the past.
    3. All sentences, even imperatives, have a subject and predicate. Otherwise, they would be called fragments.
    Just to underline the obvious, the implied subject of this sort of journal entry is "I" or "We".

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    Re: What type of sentence is this and journal entries

    Dear Soup,

    I still don't understand.

    If I start my sentence with "I". I becomes my subject and met is the verb. what is the rest of the sentence?

    Why isn't "supervisors my subject and discuss the verb?

    Thank you,
    DTharachai

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    Re: What type of sentence is this and journal entries

    Quote Originally Posted by dtharachai View Post
    Why isn't "supervisors" my subject and "discuss" the verb?
    First, the subject is missing, which means that it could be any one of a number of pronouns or nouns, but the assumption--given that you are the one writing the journal entry--is that you, the writer, met with supervisors of the following departments, Quality Control, Production, and Research & Design. Second,
    this here,
    Met with QC, Production and R&D supervisors...

    also means this,
    Met with supervisors...

    and this,
    Met with supervisors from Quality Control, Production, and Research & Design...
    The noun supervisors can't be the subject, because it's part of the verb's object; I met with supervisors.


    Lastly, to discuss is a verb, but not the main verb. Its subject is implied, either we or I,
    (I) met with QC, Production and R&D supervisors [in order] to discuss (so that we, together as a group, could discuss / so that I could discuss with them) [the] new Shrimp Wonton order for [the] Korean customer.

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