Discussion in 'English Only' started by Sulicadiz, Jun 7, 2006.
I want to know the differences between phrase, sentence and statement. There are other synonyms?
A phrase is a group of words that have meaning but are not a full sentence.
A sentence is a group of words that must include a subject and a verb to be considered complete.
A statement is a sort of declaration, but it does not have to be verbal--for example, Sinead O'Connor's shaved head was a statement.
You can look up definitions at dictionary . com . There you'll also find a thesaurus.
I think all sentences are phrases but not all phrases are sentences
There are, of course, other definitions. But if you check these out you will find at the end of each there is a list of relevant threads. The list at the end of the phrase definition is especially useful.
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