English Grammar: Minor Sentence
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A Minor Sentence
is one that does not necessarily have a main verb in it, but which can be understood as a complete unit of meaning.
'What time are you leaving?'
Here, Three is a minor sentence; it has no verb, but the listener will understand that the person means I am leaving at three o'clock.
Sentence fragment is another term with the same meaning.
Phrase; Clause; Question; Paragraph; Word; Readability Test; Paragraph; Topic Sentence; Letter; Text; Grammar; Syntax; Major Sentence; Utterance
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