A sentence fragment is a piece of a sentence. It is a group
of words that do not form a complete sentence. A sentence fragment lacks an independent subject + verb combination.
Identifying sentence fragments and knowing how to correct them
will help you eliminate them in your writing.
Here are some examples of sentence fragments.
Making good grades in school been taking over our thoughts recently.
Right now, we thinking of recess.
After a long hard day of work at school.
In the early dawn of the morning.
Looking at the calendar.
Speaking of old Miss Hatchet.
Because they were lost in the woods.
Since we were lost in the museum.
Determine if each set of words below is a sentence or a
1. Looking at the car.
2. After a long hard day at work.
3. At sunset, we looked at the sky.
4. After lunch, the students went to
5. Since the girl was lost in the
6. Making lots of money been on our
7. Thinking of your birthday.
8. Because they disobeyed the
9. Watching the school bus pull away
made me cry.
10. Right now, we are thinking of
going to the store.
Complete the fragments below to make
11. After school, we
going to play kickball.
12. Making a garden
been on her mind all Spring.
13. While at school, I
dreaming of ice cream.
14. Yesterday, we
caught running in the hall.
15. Today, I
going to the mall to shop.
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