English speaker but this still gets me...

It is

Is this a complete sentence?

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    Is that a complete sentence? It is. (Sometimes the right context can help.)
    – J.R.
    Sep 17 '15 at 19:46
  • @J.R., clever, as always. ;p
    – shin
    Sep 18 '15 at 5:33
  • Subject: check, verb: check, yup, it's a sentence. @J.R. +1 my teacher taught me to never define something using itself :)
    – Peter
    Jan 2 '16 at 16:27

Yes, your example sentence is a complete sentence:

It is.

A complete sentence must contain at least one main clause that contains an independent subject and a finite verb and has a complete meaning.

Good read about the complete sentence here.


It is.              

  • A certain wickedness in me felt that this was the appropriate answer to this very question. Sep 17 '15 at 21:42
  • Especially once J.R. already answered in the comment... Sep 17 '15 at 21:53
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    But how did you defeat/evade the 30-character minimum? Sep 18 '15 at 7:12
  • @BrianHitchcock ....Touches nose and winks..... Sep 18 '15 at 17:24

Such a sentence can occur as a reaction to a question such as "Is it true?" Answer:Yes, it is.


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