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2 Writing Complete Sentences Language Network

3 Writing Complete Sentences Here’s the Idea Sentence Fragments Why It Matters Practice and Apply

4 What should I do on Saturday night? Here’s the Idea

5 Enjoy a virtual tour of Italy in Marcelo and Theresa Cellini’s trendy restaurant. The tour takes you through the romantic city of Venice, the architecture of Rome, and the busy streets of Florence. After you walk through the lifelike scenes, you can enjoy the authentic pizza creations. —Margo Reter Online Restaurant Review Here’s the Idea

6 Here are the notes the reviewer took at the restaurant. Why are the notes harder to understand than her completed review? A virtual tour of Italy. Marcelo and Theresa Cellini’s trendy restaurant. The tour takes you through the romantic city of Venice, the architecture of Rome, and the busy streets of Florence, after you walk through the lifelike scenes, you can enjoy the authentic pizza creations. La Cucina Italiana Here’s the Idea

7 In the finished review, the reviewer got her message across by using complete sentences. Notes: A virtual tour of Italy. Marcelo and Theresa Cellini’s trendy restaurant. Enjoy a virtual tour of Italy in Marcelo and Theresa Cellini’s trendy restaurant. FINISHED REVIEW Here’s the Idea

8 As you write and revise, ask yourself— Does each sentence express a complete thought? Have I accidentally combined two or more ideas? Here’s the Idea

9 Sentence Fragment A sentence fragment is a part of a sentence that is punctuated as if it were a complete sentence. Here’s the Idea

10 Sometimes a fragment occurs because the subject or verb is left out. STUDENT MODEL Pizza has a long and colorful history. According to legend, the tomato-based pizza its start in In the United States opened in New York City in DRAFT MISSING VERB MISSING SUBJECT Here’s the Idea

11 STUDENT MODEL DRAFT Pizza has a long and colorful history. According to legend, the tomato- based pizza its start in In the United States opened in New York City in REVISION Pizza has a long and colorful history. According to legend, the tomato- based pizza got its start in The first pizzeria in the United States opened in New York City in Here’s the Idea

12 STUDENT MODEL A phrase that stands alone is a fragment. FRAGMENT DRAFT The next milestone in the history of pizza occurred. After World War II. Here’s the Idea

13 STUDENT MODEL FRAGMENT DRAFT The next milestone in the history of pizza occurred. After World War II. COMPLETE SENTENCE REVISION The next milestone in the history of pizza occurred after World War II. Here’s the Idea

14 Fragments often occur because a subordinate clause is mistaken for a complete sentence. STUDENT MODEL FRAGMENT DRAFT Merchants claimed tea could cure headaches, sleepiness, and even paralysis. When tea was first sold in England in the 1600s. Here’s the Idea

15 STUDENT MODEL DRAFT Merchants claimed tea could cure headaches, sleepiness, and even paralysis. When tea was first sold in England in the 1600s. CLAUSE REVISION When tea was first sold in England in the 1600s, merchants claimed it could cure headaches, sleepiness, and even paralysis. Here’s the Idea

16 A sentence fragment does not express a complete thought. It is missing important information. Why It Matters

17 Rewrite the fragment as a complete sentence. Because she has always loved swimming. 1. Practice and Apply

18 Rewrite the fragment as a complete sentence. In the pool.2. Practice and Apply

19 Rewrite the fragment as a complete sentence. Before Lisa could be a lifeguard.3. Practice and Apply

20 Rewrite the fragment as a complete sentence. Makes sure all the swimmers are safe. 4. Practice and Apply

21 Rewrite the fragment as a complete sentence. She the dog paddle, the backstroke, and the crawl. 5. Practice and Apply

22 Writing Complete Sentences Here’s the Idea Run-On Sentences Why It Matters Practice and Apply

23 Run-On Sentence A run-on sentence is two or more sentences written incorrectly as one. Here’s the Idea

24 STUDENT MODEL The passage is actually two sentences written incorrectly as one. DRAFT Pineapples probably originated in what is now Brazil Spanish explorers called them piñas because they thought the fruit looked like a pine cone. What is wrong with this sentence? Here’s the Idea

25 STUDENT MODEL DRAFT Pineapples probably originated in what is now Brazil Spanish explorers called them piñas because they thought the fruit looked like a pine cone. REVISION Pineapples probably originated in what is now Brazil. Spanish explorers called them piñas because they thought the fruit looked like a pine cone. Here’s the Idea

26 Sometimes a run-on sentence is missing correct punctuation or a conjunction. STUDENT MODEL DRAFT The tomato has had many names, the Aztecs called it tomatl some English people called it “tommytoe” when it was introduced there. Here’s the Idea

27 STUDENT MODEL DRAFT The tomato has had many names, the Aztecs called it tomatl some English people called it “tommytoe” when it was introduced there. STUDENT MODEL REVISION The tomato has had many names. The Aztecs called it tomatl, and some English people called it “tommytoe” when it was introduced there. Here’s the Idea

28 As you revise your writing, use correct punctuation and conjunctions to make it clear where one idea ends and another begins. Why It Matters

29 Correct this run-on sentence. Most students use computers now many are using them to earn money. 6. Practice and Apply

30 Correct this run-on sentence. A teenager started a business designing Web pages his first customer was an author. 7. Practice and Apply

31 Correct this run-on sentence. Teens used to set up lemonade stands to make money, now they can use computers. 8. Practice and Apply

32 Correct this run-on sentence. Children want to learn computer skills, many parents do not have the time to teach them. 9. Practice and Apply

33 Correct this run-on sentence. Many teenagers have been using computers all their lives they have an advantage in creating computer- related businesses. 10. Practice and Apply


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