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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Sentence Errors — Fragments

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of fragments.

Example

Is this a correct sentence or a fragment?
An online English course without having to go to class.
correct
fragment

The correct answer is "fragment".


1.

Is this a correct sentence or a fragment?
The parents and the children on a picnic.

 

correct

 

fragment

     
2.

Is this a correct sentence or a fragment?
Fred going to the beach.

 

correct

 

fragment

     
3.

Is this a correct sentence or a fragment?
She started a catering business.

 

correct

 

fragment

     
4.

Is this a correct sentence or a fragment?
Residents who experience difficulty.

 

correct

 

fragment

     
5.

Is this a correct sentence or a fragment?
Like a loud blast from a bomb.

 

correct

 

fragment

     

What is the problem with the following fragments?

     
6.

While the clerk was helping the customer.

 

missing a subject or verb

 

dependent clause is written as a complete sentence

     
7.

Eating healthy and taking a shower every day.

 

list or example is written as a complete sentence

 

participle verb form is used without auxiliary verbs

     
8.

The coach speaking on the use of steroids.

 

missing a subject or verb

 

list or example is written as a complete sentence

     
9.

The previous graduates, the current graduates, and all the faculty.

 

participle verb form is used without auxiliary verbs

 

list or example is written as a complete sentence

     
10.

Since being in an accident and staying in the hospital for two months.

 

dependent clause is written as a complete sentence

 

list or example is written as a complete sentence