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2 Foolish Fragments Here’s how to put words together to make sentences!

3 Do you know what a complete sentence is?  A SENTENCE is made up of one or more words that express a complete thought.  A sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a period, question mark, or exclamation point.

4 What is a Fragment?  A sentence must have two characteristics: 1. It must have a subject and a verb; 2. it must have independence or completeness. (This means it can stand alone.)  If either of these characteristics are missing from a group of words written as a sentence, the result is an error called a sentence fragment.

5 Let’s look at some examples.  Giovanna feels happy this morning. Because the sun is shining. She is leaving early to take a walk in the woods.  "Because the sun is shining" is a sentence fragment.

6 More examples  Fragment: Alex couldn't fall asleep. Although he was tired. Correct : Although Alex was tired, he couldn't fall asleep.  Fragment: Hannah bought a 16-pound turkey. Which wasn't enough food. Correct : Hannah bought a 16-pound turkey, which wasn't enough food.

7 Take a look at these examples !  Fragment: Evan couldn't see that movie. Being only 10. Correct : Being only 10, Evan couldn't see that movie. (Happy Birthday again, Evan!)  Fragment: Bob bought a 16-pound turkey. To feed 25 people. Correct : Bob bought a 16-pound turkey to feed 25 people.

8 Choose the sentence that is correctly written and is not a fragment or run- on. Savannah doesn't like fish; likes chicken. Savannah doesn't like. Although Savannah doesn't like fish, he does like chicken.

9 Choose the sentence that is correctly written and is not a fragment or run- on. Savannah doesn't like fish; likes chicken. Savannah doesn't like. Although Savannah doesn't like fish, he does like chicken.

10 Which answer is written correctly? In December Adam and Jake are flying to Rome for vacation it should be a wonderful trip. In December Adam and Jake are flying, to Rome for vacation, it should be a wonderful trip. In December, Adam and Jake are flying to Rome for vacation. It should be a wonderful trip.

11 Which answer is written correctly? In December Adam and Jake are flying to Rome for vacation it should be a wonderful trip. In December Adam and Jake are flying, to Rome for vacation, it should be a wonderful trip. In December, Adam and Jake are flying to Rome for vacation. It should be a wonderful trip.

12 Which answer is written correctly? Last night, Robyn and Ashlyn heard a loud noise outside. They ran into the back yard. Saw that a tree had fallen. Last night, Robyn and Ashlyn heard a loud noise outside. They ran into the back yard and saw that a tree had fallen. Last night. Robyn and Ashlyn heard a loud noise outside. They ran into the back yard. And saw that a tree had fallen.

13 Which answer is written correctly? Last night, Robyn and Ashlyn heard a loud noise outside. They ran into the back yard. Saw that a tree had fallen. Last night, Robyn and Ashlyn heard a loud noise outside. They ran into the back yard and saw that a tree had fallen. Last night. Robyn and Ashlyn heard a loud noise outside. They ran into the back yard. And saw that a tree had fallen.

14 Which answer is written correctly? The reason Tommy drove to the lake was to go fishing. He ended up swimming all day. The reason Tommy drove to the lake. Was to go fishing. He ended up swimming all day. The reason Tommy drove to the lake was to go fishing he ended up swimming all day.

15 Which answer is written correctly? The reason Tommy drove to the lake was to go fishing. He ended up swimming all day. The reason Tommy drove to the lake. Was to go fishing. He ended up swimming all day. The reason Tommy drove to the lake was to go fishing he ended up swimming all day.

16 Remember This: NEVER USE FOOLISH FRAGMENTS!

17 Games & Resources Sentence Notes: This is a GREAT game to teach a younger sibling about sentences! Get a head start on identifying the complexity of sentences at this game: Penguins on Ice make awesome sentences! ce/big_sound/full.shtml ce/big_sound/full.shtml Wall of Words Game


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