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Sentence Fragments

Sentence fragments are incomplete sentences. In other words, the sentence is missing an essential piece such as the subject, predicate, or object.


Your sentences should always have a subject (usually a noun or pronoun: what or who acts or is talked about) and a predicate (usually a verb; what the subject does or what is said about it).

  • Incorrect: We went back to the theatre. Because I lost my cell phone there.

  • Correct: We went back to the theatre because I lost my cell phone there.

  • Incorrect: Mary lying on the beach and sunburned.

  • Correct: Mary was lying on the beach and got sunburned.

  • Correct: Mary got sunburned lying on the beach.