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An entire Novel without verbs? [closed]

I thought there has to be a verb in every sentence, but apparently there exists an entire novel with no verbs! How is that possible? Am talking about The Train from Nowhere by Michel Dansel. The ...
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Why “What if I told you…” and not “What if I tell you…”?

Exactly in which category of grammar does this type of sentence fall? What if I told you … Why don't we use tell instead of told, as it sounds this event has happened in past. Can anyone explain ...
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Omission of verbs

This following sentence is puzzling me. Neither can I understand the meaning, nor can I reason the grammatical soundness of the sentence. Some symbols acquire a multitude of meanings, some widely ...
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What exactly constitutes a verb in English, and is it the same thing as a predicate?

In the following sentence: John McAdam and Thomas Teleford made important advances in road construction during the early 1800s. Why is "made advances" not the verb? Are predicate and verb the ...