Sentence Fragments And Complete SentencesA Lesson by Tracie D'Angelo
What are sentence Fragments and Complete Sentences.
COMPLETE AND INCOMPLETE SENTENCES
A complete sentence has a verb, a subject and expresses a complete thought. It can stand on its own and make sense.
I am going to the store.
An incomplete sentence or sentence fragment can not stand alone and either needs words added or taken out.
I found myself breaking out at last.
A run-on sentence is a group of sentences strung together without conjunctions or commas. To clarify the subjects of the sentences and to help the reader better understand, these sentences should be broken up.
The cat ran out the door and into the garden. She jumped over the fence and nearly miss
Correction to run-on sentences can be made by adding and, but, or, for, nor, yet, so which are conjunctions or changing words around. Don't forget to use a comma before the conjunction. Read your writing aloud. If you're running out of breath, then chances are you have a run-on sentence.
Added on February 2, 2011
Last Updated on February 2, 2011
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