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  1. beach bum
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    Question about a phrase/sentence

    Is this a phrase or a sentence? Funny how time slips away.

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    Re: Question about a phrase/sentence

    It's not a full sentence, but it's a common construction that omits the "It's" from the start of the sentence.

    Funny how time flies.
    Funny that he "forgot" to tell you the time of the meeting was changed.

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    Re: Question about a phrase/sentence

    I'm not a teacher, but I think it is a sentence. They may be "full sentences" or may not.

    Sentence: n. (Grammar) grammatical unit usually comprised of a subject and verb (generally begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark)

    And please forgive me if I'm wrong.

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    Re: Question about a phrase/sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Kraken View Post
    I'm not a teacher, but I think it is a sentence. They may be "full sentences" or may not.

    Sentence: n. (Grammar) grammatical unit usually comprised of a subject and verb (generally begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark)

    And please forgive me if I'm wrong.
    You are not wrong, it's a sentence, albeit short.


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    Re: Question about a phrase/sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Kraken View Post
    I'm not a teacher, but I think it is a sentence. They may be "full sentences" or may not.

    Sentence: n. (Grammar) grammatical unit usually comprised of a subject and verb (generally begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark)

    And please forgive me if I'm wrong.
    It's called an elliptical sentence. The part of it which is omitted can easily be supplied.

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