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Sentence Fragments

This is about... sentence fragments
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Jay Kirk

on 5 September 2013

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Transcript of Sentence Fragments

Remember,
a sentence must tell you all you need to know to have a complete thought.
After the rain stopped

What’s missing?
Sat behind me in science class

What’s missing? Let’s correct these sentence fragments



A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. It contains a subject and a verb.

Dan attended the pep rally before the football game. Sentence Fragments Watch out for sentence fragments The bag of groceries on the kitchen table goes to Grandmother's house. Yes, we need a verb.
The bag of groceries on the kitchen table

What’s missing? The new girl sat behind me in science class. Yes, we need a subject. Who or what did something (the subject),

What happened (the verb),


Or both (the subject and the verb),

we have what is known as
a sentence fragment. When a group of words
fails to tell us After the rain stopped, the children ran outside to play. Yes, we need a subject and a verb.
Three little girls in the front row
What’s missing?
A verb
Ran behind the blue couch
What’s missing?
A subject
In the attic at the top of the stairs
What’s missing?
A subject and a verb Sometimes part of the sentence may be missing. A sentence fragment is only a piece of a sentence.


It does not express a complete thought. Watch out for sentence
fragments
"After the rain stopped"

What’s missing?
"Sat behind me in science class"

What’s missing? Correct these
sentence fragments



A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. It
contains a subject and
a verb. Sentence
Fragments Remember,
a sentence must tell you all you need to know to have a complete thought. "After the rain stopped, the children ran outside to play." Yes, we need a subject
and a verb. "The bag of groceries on the kitchen table goes to Grandmother's house." Yes, we need a verb.
"The bag of groceries on the kitchen table"

What’s missing? "The new girl sat behind me in science class." Yes, we need a subject. Who or what did something (the subject),

What happened (the verb),

Or both (the subject and the verb),

we have what is known as
a sentence fragment. When a group of words
fails to tell us Sometimes a part of the sentence may be missing or it may not be a complete thought. A sentence fragment is only a piece of a sentence.


It does not express a complete thought. "The girls in the front row" What's missing? A Verb

"The girls in the front row stood up" "Ran behind the blue couch"

What's missing? A Subject

"The mouse ran
behind the
blue couch" "Dan attended the football game" is a complete sentence because it contains a complete thought and it contains a subject and a verb. "Although he felt sad everyday." What's Missing? It's not a
complete thought. "Although he felt sad everyday, he
smiled and kept his grades up." Copy all blue (and some red) information into your composition book.

While you do not need to copy black information, use it to test your understanding of the concept.

Make sure your notes are well-
organized.
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