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What is a Sentence? Complete or Incomplete that is the question!?. Mrs. Bonds 4 th grade. What is a sentence?. A sentence is a group of words that tells a complete thought. A sentence ALWAYS tells who or what and what is or what happens . Examples of a Complete Sentence:.

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what is a sentence
What is a sentence?
  • A sentence is a group of words that tells a complete thought.
      • A sentence ALWAYS tells who or what and what is or what happens.
examples of a complete sentence
Examples of a Complete Sentence:
  • Pet shops sell many kinds of animals.
  • People like the playful kittens.
  • Caves are interesting places to visit.
  • Mrs. Bonds loves teaching her fourth grade students.
examples of incomplete sentences
Examples of Incomplete Sentences:
  • Incomplete Sentences are also known as a Fragment. A fragment does not tell a complete thought.
  • From the sun.
  • Want to explore.
  • Many pet shops.
incomplete fragment
Incomplete/Fragment
  • With an incomplete sentence or fragment you are always left asking yourself a question. You are trying to figure out what the sentence is talking about.
  • Example:
  • Like the playful kittens.
  • (Who likes the playful kittens? Why do they like the playful kittens?)
now it is your turn
Now, it is your turn!
  • Take out a piece of notebook paper and copy down these fragments.
  • 1. Mountains, canyons, and valleys.
  • 2. The huge, dark cave.
  • 3. Had one, too.
  • 4. Flutter their feathers.
  • 5. Loves to shop.
partner time
Partner Time!
  • Work with your partner to form a complete sentence with the given fragments on your paper.
  • Each person should write a sentence.
  • So….. That means there should be 2 sentences for each fragment on your paper. A total of 10 complete sentences.
  • When you are finished bring your paper to me! We will see how you do! GOOD LUCK!