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[262c] such a succession of words does not yet make discourse; for in neither case do the words uttered indicate action or inaction or existence of anything that exists or does not exist, until the verbs are mingled with the nouns; then the words fit, and their first combination is a sentence, about the first and shortest form of discourse.

Theaetetus
What do you mean by that?

Stranger
When one says “a man learns,” you agree that this is the least and first of sentences, do you not?


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