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fragments

Fragments

By Marcus and James

what are sentence fragments
What are sentence fragments
  • A SENTENCE FRAGMENT fails to be a sentence in the sense that it cannot stand by itself. It does not contain even one independent clause. There are several reasons why a group of words may seem to act like a sentence but not have the wherewithal to make it as a complete thought.
  • http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/fragments.htm
what is an independent clause
WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT CLAUSE
  • An independent clause has a subject and a verband can stand alone because it expresses a complete thought.
  • EXAMPLES:

The prisonerwas given no trial.

Democracyhas its problems, too.

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Fragments
  • There are three different types of sentence fragments
  • Renamer
  • Adverb
  • -ing
renamers
Renamers
  • These fragments rename or give further information about the last noun in the preceding sentence.
  • Example:

Blocking my driveway was a car. A huge SUV.

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Renamers

Blocking my driveway was a car. A huge SUV.

Correction: Blocking my driveway was a car, a huge SUV . The fragment renames the noun car.

renamers2
Renamers
  • Example
  • I have to commute on the beltway. The highway from hell.
  • The highway from hell is the renamer fragment.
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Renamers
  • The correct connecter to use is a comma.
  • Correction: I have to commute on the beltway, the highway from hell.
adverb fragments
Adverb fragments
  • In this fragment sentence there are adverb clauses that tell when, where, and especially why something happened.
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Adverb fragments
  • Example:
  • Yesterday’s traffic was worse than usual. Because there was an accident.
  • The adverb fragment is, “Because there was an accident.”
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Adverb fragments
  • Don’t use a comma to connect most adverb fragments.

Correction: Yesterday’s traffic was worse than usual because there was an accident.

ing fragments
-ing fragments
  • These fragments begin with the –ing form of a verb.
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-ing fragments

Example: I beeped my horn a couple of times. Letting the driver know I had to get out.

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-ing fragments
  • I beeped my horn a couple of times. Letting the driver know I had to get out.

Correction: • I beeped my horn a couple of times, letting the driver know I had to get out.

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-ing fragments
  • -ing fragments explain something about the meaning of the preceding sentence. In this example, the –ing fragment explains why the writer beeped the horn. I beeped my horn a couple of times, letting the driver know I had to get out.
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-ing fragments
  • Example:
  • Today, I actually left home on schedule. Showing that I can be on time if I try.
  • The –ing fragment in the sentence is Showing that I can be on time if I try.
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-ing fragments
  • Use a comma to connect an –ing fragment.
  • Correction: Today, I actually left home on schedule, showing that I can be on time if I try.
correcting fragments
Correcting Fragments
  • If the fragments are renamers or –ing, there is a good chance you will have to add a comma.
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Correcting Fragments
  • But if it is an adverb fragment, you would not usually need punctuation to connect the two sentences:

I got an A on my project because I put my best effort into it.

  • The only time you use punctuation, like a comma, is if and only if the fragment starts with the adverb clause:

Because I put my best effort into it, I got an A on my project.

works cited
Works cited
  • Beason, Larry. A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage. 4th. New York: Bedford/St.Martin, 2006
  • Stolley, Karl . "Sentence Fragments." Owl Online Writing Lab. 12 march 2003. Purdue University. 3 Apr 2007 <http://owl.english.purdue.edu/>.
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WORKS CITED

Marchant, Becky. "Common Causes of Sentence Fragments." LEO: Literacy Education Online. St. Cloud State University. 18 August 2000. LEO. 3 Apr 2007 <http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/punct/fragmentcauses.html>.

"Fragments." Handouts and Links Writing Center, UNC at Chapel Hill. 3 Apr 2007 <http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/fragments.html>.