Crazy Sentences in English with no Grammatical Errors!!

Here we have comprised a list of some weird and obscure sentences in English; whilst they may not look correct they are all grammatically flawless:

Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

This sentence poses no obvious tricks or threats, but in fact is the shortest English sentence to contain all 26 letters while making sense. It contains 32 letters overall and only repeats i, e and o!

The complex houses married and single soldiers and their wives.

First impressions are that this doesn’t make sense, even if complex houses could marry things the sentence is still a mind boggling. But alas, don’t be so quick to judge, you were simply mislead. Try using houses as the verb in the sentence not a noun; “the complex” [houses] married and single soldiers and their wives.

Will Will Smith smith? Will Smith will smith.

This famous actor lends his name to a fairly obscure looking sentence, apparently riddled with repetitions and mistakes. However a closer look at it makes it all clear. The second smith is a verb meaning to be a black smith, Will “Will Smith” be a black smith, yes, yes he will.

The old man the boats

Again we are deceived by what we first read; there is no old man, in fact the collective “the old” man (verb) the boats. Don’t be so quick to judge.

“More space between and dog and and and and and pheasant”.

This one is a little more complicated and comes with a story. The pub landlord asks his son to construct a sign for their pub, which he does and it reads “The dog and Pheasant”. When he sees the sign he doesn’t think there is enough space between the words, so he says to his son we need more space between dog and and(the middle word) and and(the middle word) and pheasant. Five ands in a row, perfectly grammatically correct.

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

If you thought the “and” sentence was tricky you must be thinking the above sentence is a joke. But in fact this American English sentence is completely grammatically correct. Once you learn that Buffalo is a place, an animal and also a verb meaning to bully or intimidate it becomes obviously clear. Right, not yet.

Take to begin with just the sentence Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. This can be explained as buffalo (the animal) from Buffalo bully buffalo (the animal) from Buffalo. Now, add in a relative clause in the middle and we get buffalo (the animal) from Buffalo (that) buffalo (the animal) from Buffalo bully, they bully buffalo (the animal) from Buffalo. Easy.


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