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Complete Sentences & Sentence Combining
Transcript of Complete Sentences & Sentence Combining
Complete Sentences 6.4.10, 6.6.1
In the following examples, the simple subject is red. The simple predicate is green.
What is a fragment?
Unlike a complete sentence, a sentence fragment cannot stand alone.
A fragment does not express a complete thought.
The following are fragments.
Invited friends to a picnic.
When I get home from the game.
What is a run-on sentence?
A run-on sentence is two complete sentences, or independent clauses, written incorrectly as
The following are run-on sentences:
The twins looked at each other they started to laugh.
Paulo went to the library he borrowed several CDs.
He wanted to listen to them he couldn't find his CD player.
He'll have to find it, he'll have to save his money for a new one.
What is a sentence?
A sentence is a group of words that stands alone and expresses a complete thought.
A complete sentence contains a subject and a predicate (verb).
Look for both a subject and a predicate to make sure that a sentence is complete.
basketball games on television.
a recycling project.
posters and organized volunteers.