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- Sentences with no verb 3 answers
What word or phrase adequately describes a series of words which may have a distinct meaning, but fail to adhere to normal grammatical rules? In particular, they might not have any finite verb or even proper noun.
"Morphine 20mg prn."
"Sleepy now: less tired later"
"Implacable November weather."
Nominal group is the closest I can come up with, but I'm not sure that this is quite accurate. More generic terms such as "chunk", "phrase" or "segment" also feel inappropriate.