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You can do better

Postby chikis » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:41 am

I and one of my colleague were doubting wether this is a sentence or a phrase:

You can do better.

I am of the opinion that it is a simple sentence because it has a subject and a predicate. The subject there is "you'. The predicate there is "can do better".

With the above deduction, am of the view that "You can do better" is a full simple sentence and not a phrase. I don't know wether you will agree with that.
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Re: You can do better

Postby Alan » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:40 am

Yes, for the reasons you cite, it is indeed a (complete) sentence!
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