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Sentence Fragments

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 sentence fragment.

1.  Looking at the car.

Sentence

Sentence Fragment

2.  After a long hard day at work.

Sentence

Sentence Fragment

3.  At sunset, we looked at the sky.

Sentence

Sentence Fragment

4.  After lunch, the students went to recess.

Sentence

Sentence Fragment

5.  Since the girl was lost in the woods.

Sentence

Sentence Fragment

6.  Making lots of money been on our mind.

Sentence

Sentence Fragment

7.  Thinking of your birthday.

Sentence

Sentence Fragment

8.  Because they disobeyed the teacher.

Sentence

Sentence Fragment

9.  Watching the school bus pull away made me cry.

Sentence

Sentence Fragment

10.  Right now, we are thinking of going to the store.

Sentence

Sentence Fragment

Complete the fragments below to make sentences.

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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