sentence fragments l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Sentence Fragments PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Sentence Fragments

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 18

Sentence Fragments - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 320 Views
  • Uploaded on

Sentence Fragments . Review in your text on pages 659-60. Use sentence fragments only for special emphasis. A fragment is an incomplete sentence. A fragment may lack a subject or verb Or it may be only a dependent clause. Test for sentence fragments.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Sentence Fragments' - vaughn


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
sentence fragments

Sentence Fragments

Review in your text on pages 659-60

use sentence fragments only for special emphasis
Use sentence fragments only for special emphasis.
  • A fragment is an incomplete sentence.
  • A fragment may lack a subject or verb
  • Or it may be only a dependent clause.
test for sentence fragments
Test for sentence fragments
  • By taking the group of words out of context.
  • If the group of words cannot stand by itself as a complete thought, it is a fragment.
revise sentence fragments
Revise sentence fragments
  • By adding a subject
  • Or verb
  • Or by combining the fragment with the previous sentence.
fragment
Fragment:

I still remember the championship basketball game when I scored forty points. Breaking the existing conference record.

“Breaking the existing conference record” is not a complete sentence – it cannot stand by itself as a complete thought.

revision
Revision:

I still remember the championship basketball game when I scored forty points. Breaking the existing conference record.

Becomes:

I still remember the championship basketball game when I broke the existing conference record by scoring forty points.

slide7
Or:

I still remember the championship basketball game when I scored forty points. Breaking the existing conference record.

Becomes:

I still remember the championship basketball game when I scored forty points, breaking the existing conference record.

fragment8
Fragment:

At home I enjoy many water sports. Waterskiing and sailing, which are my two favorites.

“Waterskiing and sailing, which are my two favorites” cannot stand by itself as a complete thought. Revise to make one complete sentence.

revision9
Revision:

At home I enjoy many water sports. Waterskiing and sailing, which are my two favorites.

Becomes:

At home I enjoy many water sports, but waterskiing and sailing are my favorites.

revision10
Revision:

At home I enjoy many water sports. Waterskiing and sailing, which are my two favorites.

Becomes:

At home I enjoy my two favorite water sports: waterskiing and sailing.

fragment11
Fragment:

She stood in line for four hours in the freezing rain. To get tickets for the rock concert.

“To get tickets for the rock concert” is not a complete thought. Combine with the previous sentence.

revision12
Revision:

She stood in line for four hours in the freezing rain. To get tickets for the rock concert.

Becomes:

She stood in line for four hours in the freezing rain to get tickets for the rock concert.

revision13
Revision:

She stood in line for four hours in the freezing rain. To get tickets for the rock concert.

Becomes:

To get tickets for the rock concert, she stood in line for four hours in the freezing rain.

fragment14
Fragment:

After a tough class, I took a long shower, dried my hair, and put on my underwear. Then I walked into the living room. Because I thought no one was home. Was I surprised to discover my mother talking to Reverend Jones!

slide15
“Because I thought no one was home” cannot stand by itself as a complete thought. It is a dependent clause or a fragment.
revision16
Revision:

After a tough class, I took a long shower, dried my hair, and put on my underwear. Because I thought no one was home, I walked into the living room. Was I surprised to discover my mother talking to Reverend Jones!

for special emphasis however
For special emphasis, however

Sentence fragments can be used sparingly.

When the river was dammed almost all of these things were lost. Crowded out—or drowned and buried under mud. --Edward Abbey

slide18
Head off? Decapitation cases are rather routinely handled. --Jessica Mitford

When I finally did fall asleep, I had that same hideous nightmare in which a woodchuck is trying to claim my prize at a raffle. Despair. --Woody Allen.