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What is the shortest complete sentence in English?


There are two main candidates for the shortest sentence in the English language:
'Go!' and 'I am'.

My vote is for 'Go!It has an active verb, an implied subject and a clear meaning. I am only has meaning when used as an answer to a question: Who is going to the Moon this morning? I am. In any case, two words beats three!

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  1. Isn t ----- "I exist." ----- the shortest valid sentence.

    It makes total sense, because "I" is the most concrete term in a dictionary & "existence" is the most abstract term in a dictionary...

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  2. Would ¨i¨ work It has a subject and verb?????????????????????????

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    1. No, I is only a noun. It doesn't act as a verb.

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