Nominal Sentence

The term nominal sentence can refer to two different phenomena:

  • a sentence with a predicate consisting of the copula to be plus a predicative, like Bob is a postman.
  • a sentence with a predicate lacking a finite verb, like The more – the merrier. Usually, the missing verb is understood to be a form of to be, as seen in colloquial English: You from out of town? (see Zero copula).

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Famous quotes containing the words sentence and/or nominal:

    “Let the jury consider their verdict,” the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.
    “No, no!” said the Queen. “Sentence first—verdict afterwards.”
    “Stuff and nonsense!” said Alice loudly. “The idea of having the sentence first!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

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