A minor sentence can be thought of as a sentence where a verb is missing. Here are some examples:
- Nothing coming.
- Like father, like son.
- Not now.
- Sarah here.
- Oi, you!
It could even be possible to have a whole conversation using minor sentences:
A: How much for these?
B: One pound for ten.
A: Too much. How about these? How much for them?
B: Ninety pence for ten.
B: A few sprigs of parsley too?
Minor sentences are informal, so are most often found in spoken English rather than written English. However, these days, you could also come across them in tweets.
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