Foolish-Fragments

Foolish-Fragments - Foolish Fragments Grade 5 Do you know...

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Unformatted text preview: Foolish Fragments Grade 5 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. 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. If either of these characteristics are missing from a group of words written as a sentence, the result is an error called a s entence fragment . Let’s look at some examples. Sylvia 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. More examples Fragment: I couldn't fall asleep. Although I was tired. Correct : Although I was tired, I couldn't fall asleep. Fragment: I bought a 16-pound turkey....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 357 taught by Professor Sistermarlow during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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Foolish-Fragments - Foolish Fragments Grade 5 Do you know...

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