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Sentence Fragments & Run-Ons Porsche Nichols Tiffany Burchette Luigi Collana Ingrid Washington
Sentence Fragment- A sentence fragment is a group of words that are punctuated like a sentence but lacks the proper elements that form a complete sentence, such as a subject or a verb. Some fragments are bits and pieces of whole sentences, but have been separated from the main clause.
Sentence Fragments- To avoid these you should form a complete thought. Your sentence should include a subject and a verb, a helping verb can be used also. Example: For my college composition class we were asked to come up with presentations to help us in reediting our papers.
Run –On Sentences- A run on sentence is a sentence with two or more main clauses that are not joined by a conjunction or separated by punctuation. You can avoid these by adding a semicolon I work all day in the office ; I exercise in the evening.
Run Ons You can also use subordination Because I work all day at a desk, I enjoy exercising in the evenings with my friends at the YMCA. Also just end the first sentence with a period and make the remaining part independent. I go immediately home from work. After that I go straight to the gym.
Comma Splices- When a run-on is just combined with just a comma. Example : I work all day in the office, I exercise in the evening.
Fused Sentences- Sentences that do not have punctuation Example: I ran along the waterfront and when I got home I really felt the burn.
Conjunctions and Semicolons FANBOYS-For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So You could use a semicolon (;) and or a conjunction I looked at the menu, and the prices were reasonable.
How to recognize: Fragments - Read sentences aloud Read in reverse order Be alert for subordinates at the beginning of a sentence
How to recognize: Run Ons – Read aloud and out of order Sentence length If you stumble then the sentence needs attention