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Fragments notes powerpoint
Fragments notes powerpoint
Fragments notes powerpoint
Fragments notes powerpoint
Fragments notes powerpoint
Fragments notes powerpoint
Fragments notes powerpoint
Fragments notes powerpoint
Fragments notes powerpoint
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  • 1. Fragment Sentences Identifying Fragments and Repairing Them
  • 2. What is a Complete Sentence?
    • A complete sentence is an independent clause
    • A complete sentence contains:
      • A subject (at least a noun)
      • A verb (action)
      • A complete thought
    • Example:
      • The smelly old dog (subject) ate (verb) my shoe. (complete thought)
  • 3. What is a Fragment Sentence?
    • A fragment sentence is an incomplete sentence. One or more parts of the complete sentence are missing .
      • Fragments are PHRASES or DEPENDENT CLAUSES
        • Phrase=group of words w/o subject and/or verb
        • Dependent clause=has a verb and subject, but cannot stand on its own, begins w/ dependent word
  • 4. Sentence Building Blocks
    • The parts of a complete sentence are its building blocks.
    • If blocks in the row are missing the sentence can’t stand. It falls apart
  • 5. Fragment Sentence “Baby”
    • A fragment sentence can’t stand on its own.
    • It’s like a baby learning to walk. It needs an adult (independent clause) to keep it from falling over.
  • 6. Examples of Fragments
    • A short course in history.
      • What’s missing?
    • A student sleeping in class.
      • What’s missing?
    • Because I had lost my keys.
      • What’s missing?
  • 7. Identifying Sentence Fragments YES First--Ask yourself IS THERE A VERB? NO IT’S A FRAGMENT Next--Ask yourself IS THERE A SUBJECT? YES IT’S A FRAGMENT NO
  • 8. Identifying Sentence Fragments Next--Ask yourself IS THERE A WORD GROUP THAT DOES NOT HAVE A COMPLETE THOUGHT? (often begins with because or when) YES IT’S A FRAGMENT NO IT’S A COMPLETE SENTENCE
  • 9. Repairing Sentence Fragments
    • Two ways to repair fragment sentences
      • Attach fragment to a nearby sentence
      • Add missing words to the fragment to make it into a complete sentence
  • 10. Attaching
    • Americans have come to fear the West Nile virus. Because it is transmitted by the common mosquito. (FRAGMENT)
    • CORRECT: Americans have come to fear the West Nile virus because it is transmitted by the common mosquito.
  • 11. Adding
    • Running for the bus. (fragment)
    • CORRECT: I twisted my ankle running for the bus.

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