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Writing Sentences What are Sentences Everything that happens in life is explained in sentences. A main idea is connected to an action or linked with other words to express a thought. Sentences contain a subject and verb and express a complete thought. Subjects explain what the sentence is about. Verbs express action or link to the subject to other words. Phrase s are groups of related words that form parts of sentences. Dependent clauses are groups of related words with a subject and verb but do not state a complete thought. Independent clauses are groups of related words that contain a subject and verb and express a complete thought. All sentences contain a least one independent clause . What are Fragments Fragments are incomplete sentences. They don’t have a subject, a complete verb, or fail to express a complete thought. They can be used for special effect to dramatize words, recreate dialogue, or isolate a key phrase. They should be avoided in formal writing. To detect a fragment, the best way is to read a sentence out loud. If a sentence sounds incomplete or like an introduction to something unstated, it is probably a fragment.
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