a phrase or clause written as a sentence but lacking an element, as a subject or verb, that would enable it to function as an independent sentence in normative written English.
noun 1. Grammar. a grammatical unit of one or more words that expresses an independent statement, question, request, command, exclamation, etc., and that typically has a subject as well as a predicate, as in John is here. or Is John here? In print or writing, a sentence typically begins with a capital letter and ends […]
noun 1. the stress pattern or patterns associated with words as arranged in sentences in a particular language. sentence stress noun 1. the stress given to a word or words in a sentence, often conveying nuances of meaning or emphasis
- Sentence substitute
noun 1. a word or phrase, esp one traditionally classified as an adverb, that is used in place of a finite sentence, such as yes, no, certainly, and never
- Sentencing circle
noun 1. a method of dispensing justice amongst native Canadian peoples involving discussion between offenders, victims, and members of the community