Sentence Fragments Slidecast

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Sentence Fragments Slidecast

  1. 1. This slidecast was created by Todd McCann English Instructor Bay College Escanaba, Michigan [email_address]
  2. 2. Sentence Fragments In order for a group of words to be a complete sentence, it must contain (1) a subject , (2) a verb , and (3) it must express a complete thought. Kenny ate seven tacos for lunch yesterday.
  3. 3. Sentence Fragments <ul><li>Is the following group of words a complete sentence or a sentence fragment? </li></ul><ul><li>Because she is so annoying. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Fragment </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sentence Fragments <ul><li>Is the following group of words a complete sentence or a sentence fragment? </li></ul><ul><li>He drove it home. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Fragment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sentence Fragments <ul><li>Is the following group of words a complete sentence or a sentence fragment? </li></ul><ul><li>A big black lab crapped in Gloria’s front yard. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Fragment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sentence Fragments <ul><li>Does the following passage contain a sentence fragment? </li></ul><ul><li>A big black lab crapped in Gloria’s front yard. Right in front of her. </li></ul><ul><li>Contains a sentence fragment </li></ul><ul><li>Does not contain a sentence fragment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sentence Fragments <ul><li>Does the following passage contain a sentence fragment? </li></ul><ul><li>Gary got his tonsils out when he was seven. But he claims that they have since grown back. </li></ul><ul><li>Contains a sentence fragment </li></ul><ul><li>Does not contain a sentence fragment </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sentence Fragments <ul><li>Does the following passage contain a sentence fragment? </li></ul><ul><li>After six months together, Francine dumped Chuck. He wasn’t a bad guy. Just clingy. He would call her every waking hour of every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Contains a sentence fragment </li></ul><ul><li>Does not contain a sentence fragment </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sentence Fragments <ul><li>Does the following passage contain a sentence fragment? </li></ul><ul><li>Winners drink Pepsi. The choice of champions. </li></ul><ul><li>Contains a sentence fragment </li></ul><ul><li>Does not contain a sentence fragment </li></ul>

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