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  • Review chapter objectives.
  • Discuss sentence fragments and how to avoid them.Review INFO BOX.Discuss recognizing fragments.
  • Discuss recognizing sentence fragments and correcting fragments.
  • Discuss correcting fragments.

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  • 1. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 2. CHAPTER 19: AVOIDING SENTENCE FRAGMENTS Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 3. CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will learn to: recognize and correct sentence fragments.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 4. AVOIDING SENTENCE FRAGMENTS A sentence fragment is a group of words that looks like a sentence, is punctuated like a sentence, but is not a sentence.  INFO BOX: Two Steps in Recognizing Sentence Fragments Recognizing Fragments: Step 1  Check each group of words punctuated like a sentence, looking for a subject and a verb.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 5. AVOIDING SENTENCE FRAGMENTS Recognizing Fragments: Step 2  If you find a subject and a verb, check that the group of words makes a complete statement.  Beware of dependent clauses and dependent clause fragments. Correcting Fragments 1. Check for a subject and a verb. If a group of words is a fragment because it lacks a subject or verb, or both, add what is missing. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 6. AVOIDING SENTENCE FRAGMENTS 2. If you find a subject and a verb, check that the group of words makes a complete statement. To correct the fragment, you can turn a dependent clause into an independent one by removing the subordinating conjunction, or you can add an independent clause to the dependent one to create a sentence.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 7. WHAT IS A SENTENCE FRAGMENT?A. The basic building block of an essay.B. A sentence that summarizes the details.C. Independent clauses that have not been joined correctly.D. A group of words that looks like a sentence, is punctuated like a sentence, but is not a sentence.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 8. WHAT IS A SENTENCE FRAGMENT?A. The basic building block of an essay.B. A sentence that summarizes the details.C. Independent clauses that have not been joined correctly.D. A group of words that looks like a sentence, is punctuated like a sentence, but is not a sentence.recognize and correct sentence fragments.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 9. LOOK AT THE GROUP OF WORDS BELOW.IS IT A SENTENCE OR A FRAGMENT?Whenever I hear a certain song on the radioA. sentenceB. fragmentCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 10. LOOK AT THE GROUP OF WORDS BELOW.IS IT A SENTENCE OR A FRAGMENT?Whenever I hear a certain song on the radioA. sentenceB. fragmentrecognize and correct sentence fragments.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 11. LOOK AT THE GROUP OF WORDS BELOW.IS IT A SENTENCE OR A FRAGMENT?This homework assignment is taking a long time.A. sentenceB. fragmentCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 12. LOOK AT THE GROUP OF WORDS BELOW.IS IT A SENTENCE OR A FRAGMENT?This homework assignment is taking a long time.A. sentenceB. fragmentrecognize and correct sentence fragments.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.