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Is it acceptable to end a sentence with a verb?
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"Yes, It's something we all do."

"I can end this sentence with a verb if I want."

"Almost instantly he decided his point was destroyed." (Compound verb)
Yes, you can.

We often do.

I came. I saw. I conquered.

I understand.

I awoke. I arose. I ate. I drank. I worked. I played. He came. We talked. We laughed. We cried. He left. I slept.

("Aren't these all sentences? I thought all a sentence needed was a subject and a verb. What's a fragment sentence?" she wondered.)
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What about this? Which one sounds better?

I couldn't tell who my real friends were.

vs.

I couldn't tell where were my real friends.
These are reported questions; in this case, you use the normal word order:

- I couldn't tell who/where my real friends were.
what about ending sentences with the word are? As in , we cannot tell what the patient's injuries are. ?
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what about ending sentences with the word are? As in , we cannot tell what the patient's injuries are. ?

That's fine.

You may want to consider starting a new thread, rather than adding to one that's as old as this.
The English Landuage uses an SVO order. That means we use a subject-verb-object in a complete sentence. So no, the phrases you are making are not complete sentences. "I arose" is not a complete sentence.
Hi,
Why do you think 'I arose' is not a complete sentence?
It's an intransitive verb.

Best wishes, Clive
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