•  Sentences and Sentence Fragments
     Sentence Fragments
     
     A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence. Some fragments are incomplete because they lack either a subject or a verb, or both. The fragments that most students have trouble with, however, are dependent clauses—they have a subject and a verb, so they look like complete sentences, but they don’t express a complete thought.
     
         Dependent Clause: Because he got an A on his test.   (What happened?)  
            This is an incomplete thought.
     
     
     

    What is a complete sentence? A complete sentence is not just a group of words with a capital letter at the beginning and a punctuation mark at the end. A complete sentence has three components:

          1. a subject 
          2. a predicate (the verb or action)
          3. a complete thought 
     
            Example: Because he got an A on his test, his parents took him out to dinner.
     
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    Click here to play Sentence or Fragment? :   http://www.quia.com/pop/13222.html?AP_rand=727370928
     
     
    Practice quiz for recognizing sentence fragments:
      
Last Modified on October 30, 2020