Is I AM a complete sentence?
Are You Sure?
When I asked this question in my college composition classes, most were sure it was not a complete sentence. A few waffled. You could see their hands twitching so wanting to raise them and say, “Yes,” but not wanting to vocalize a wrong answer. Not wanting to vocalize a wrong answer usually kept students’ hands down. At least it did in the beginning of the semester – never at the end.
God said it.
Does God talk in Fragments?
It has 1) a subject and 2) a verb,
I (Subject) + AM (Verb)
and 3) No Subordinating Conjunctions in front of the subject
” God said to Moses, “I am who I am . This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ “(Exodus 3:14)
Short! Powerful! Saying it All!
Are you Happy?
Are you a Writer?
Are you a Child of God?
Are you a Homeschooler?
Are You a Sentence Writer?
Two words! The Power of Two!
Two word sentences are not detail sentences. Two word sentences do not gossip greatly. Yet, two-word sentences can carry you far, like two legs. Two words can make an awesome sentence. Two word sentences can affect your letter, essay, journals or paragraphs.
Two word sentences are to your writing what cayenne pepper and salt are to a burrito, a remoulade sauce, or shrimp and pasta.
The next time you write, try smaller sentences mixed in with larger sentences mixed with medium sentences. Sentence diversity keeps eyes open by the power of sometimes just a two-word sentence. Do not be afraid of the Power of Smaller Sentences!
Are You a Supporter of Shorter Sentences?
Are You Believe in the Power of I Am?