Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
Sentences, Run-Ons, and Fragments
Transcript of Sentences, Run-Ons, and Fragments
The Complete Sentence
A grammatically correct sentence needs three parts:
and a complete thought
(This combination can also be called an independent clause. A clause contains a subject and a verb, and if it's complete and can stand alone as a sentence, it is termed "independent.")
A fragment is an incomplete sentence. In other words, it could be missing a subject, a verb, and/or a complete thought.
Some fragments start with dependent words.
Example: Because the students work hard.
The fragment above is called a "dependent clause." It has a subject and a verb, but it can't stand alone as a complete sentence.
A run-on sentence contains two independent clauses joined together without adequate punctuation.
There are two types of run-on sentences:
Common Dependent Words
A fused sentence has no punctuation between the independent clauses.
Example: The young swimmer won the competition he was awarded a trophy.
A comma splice has only a comma between the independent clauses.
Example: The young swimmer won the competition, he was awarded a trophy.
5 Ways to Correct Run-ons:
Use a period and a capital letter
Use a semi-colon (;)
Use a semi-colon, transitional word, and a comma
Use a comma and a coordinating conjunction (These are also called FANBOYS: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
Use a dependent word.
Grammatically Correct Sentences
The young swimmer won the competition. He was awarded a trophy.
The young swimmer won the competition; he was awarded a trophy.
The young swimmer won the competition; therefore, he was awarded a trophy.
The young swimmer won the competition, so he was awarded a trophy.
Because the young swimmer won the competition, he was awarded a trophy.
Because the students work hard, they will learn the material.
Commands may appear to be missing subjects, but the subject is understood to be "you."
(This is a grammatically correct sentence.)