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Shortest English sentence using all the letters of the alphabet

August 25th, 2008

You already know the longest name, the longest English word, the hairiest family and many other stuff. But this time around I want to share with you guys, the shortest English sentence ever using all the letters of the alphabet. There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. A complete English sentence must have a subject and predicate. You cannot have a complete sentence without them. Thus coming up with the shortest English sentence that uses all the letters of the alphabet is not an easy task. By the way, a sentence that contains all letters of the alphabet is called Pangram. Such sentences are also called holalphabetic sentences. Further to clear up things, the shortest complete sentence using all the English alphabet is not “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” which is stated by WikiAnswers. The fact that it is not the shortest is because it is 35 letters whereas the shortest one is 31 letters only.

Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz

Next time you are talking to your english teacher make sure that you throw this one on him/her. A good one for class discussion.

  1. Autumn456
    April 28th, 2011 at 22:36 | #1

    WRONG!!!! It is a sentence using all the letters without repeating ANY of them. It is
    CWM FJORD BANK GLYPHS VEXT QUIZ.
    Cwm- a bowl shaped crater on a mountain
    Fjord- a narrow inlet by a river
    Bank- the riverbank of the fjord
    Glyphs- no idea but it’s a word
    Vext- no idea but it’s a word
    Quiz- a weird person

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  1. August 26th, 2008 at 03:16 | #1