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Revising sentence fragments

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How to correct fragmented sentences that were created because the sentence lacks a subject, a verb, or both, or because the sentence does not express a complete thought

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Revising sentence fragments

  1. 1. Sentence Revising Fragments
  2. 2. Complete Sentences •Express a complete thought •Contain a subject •Contain a main verb
  3. 3. Complete Sentences Example: The researchers chose three random samples.
  4. 4. Sentence Fragment • Missing important information • Not a complete thought
  5. 5. Sentence Fragment Examples: • Because the team made three awkward choices. • A plan with many risks involved. • Potential for making money everywhere.
  6. 6. Four Possible Reasons 1. Subject missing 2. Main verb missing 3. Subject and verb missing 4. Subordinate clause
  7. 7. Fragment: By simply shipping more units can make this business profitable again. Subject Missing 1
  8. 8. Fragment: By simply shipping more units can make this business profitable again. 1 Subject Missing
  9. 9. Possible Revision: Simply shipping more units can make this business profitable again. 1 Subject Missing
  10. 10. Fragment: Affordable products sold everywhere. Main Verb Missing 2
  11. 11. Possible Revisions: Affordable product were sold everywhere. They saw affordable products sold everywhere. Main Verb Missing 2
  12. 12. Fragment: Without a suitable explanation. Subject and Verb Missing 3
  13. 13. Possible Revision: She left without a suitable explanation. Subject and Verb Missing 3
  14. 14. Fragment: Until all the preliminary data has been processed. 4 Subordinate Clause
  15. 15. Possible Revision: Until all the preliminary data has been processed, the project cannot move forward. 4 Subordinate Clause
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