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1Complete Sentences A Project LA Activity Complete Sentences Fragments Run-On SentencesCompound Sentences
2Complete Sentences Bobby smiled until he thought his face would crack. A complete sentence has a subject and a predicate that work together to make a complete thought.Bobby smiled until he thought his face would crack.
3Fragment SentencesA SENTENCE FRAGMENT fails to be a sentence in the sense that it cannot stand by itself.
4Last Saturday after the ballgame at the ice cream shop. Fragment Sentencesmay locate something in time and place, but lack a subject-verb relationship.Last Saturday after the ballgame at the ice cream shop.
5Fragment Sentencesmay describe something, but have no subject-verb relationship.Shooting just before the buzzer rang and hoping to score the winning point.
6Some of the girls going together to the mall. Fragment Sentencesmay have most of the makings of a sentence but still be missing an important part of a verb string.Some of the girls going together to the mall.
7Fragment Sentencesmay have a subject-verb relationship, but cannot stand by itself.Even though she was the prettiest girl and had a great talent presentation.
8Run-On SentencesA RUN-ON SENTENCE (sometimes called a fused sentence) has at least two parts, either one of which can stand by itself, but the two parts have been connected together with one or two words instead of becoming two sentences.
9Run-On Sentences The books are heavy don’t carry them. Remember: The length of a sentence really has nothing to do with whether a sentence is a run-on or not; even a very short sentence could be a run-on.The books are heavy don’t carry them.The books are heavy.Don’t carry them.
10The books are heavy, don’t carry them. Run-On SentencesWhen two clauses are connected by only a comma, they are a run-on sentence that is called a comma-splice.The books are heavy, don’t carry them.
11Run-On Sentences happen when an independent clause gives an order or directive based on what was said in the prior independent clause.The game is going to be very close you have to play your best.
12Run-On Sentences happen when two clauses are connected by words such as however, moreover, nevertheless.Mother packed my lunch today however she forgot to put in my desert.
13Ready for a drill?Is it a complete sentence, run-on, or a fragment? Read each of the following and click your choice!
14Walking through the dark forest. Complete SentenceFragmentRun-On
46Yes, that is correct! Click the arrow to move on.
47Combining SentencesSentences have to be combined to avoid the boredom that would happen if all sentences were the same length.
48A Compound Sentenceconsists of two or more independent clauses. That means that there are at least two units of thought within the sentence, either one of which can stand by itself as its own sentence.
49Susan likes to read and play the piano. Compound SentencesWords that combine are called conjunctions. The two most common conjunctions are and and but. (The others are or, for, yet, and so.)Susan likes to read.She likes to play piano.Susan likes to read and play the piano.
50Ready for practice?On your paper combine each pair of sentences. A suggested answer will be supplied.