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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Fragments

 
  Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of fragments.

 
 
1. Is this a correct sentence or a fragment?
The teacher and the students on a field trip.
  Correct
  Fragment
     
2. Is this a correct sentence or a fragment?
Fred going to the park.
  Correct
  Fragment
     
3. Is this a correct sentence or a fragment?
She started a computer software business.
  Correct
  Fragment
     
4. Is this a correct sentence or a fragment?
Students who experience difficulty.
  Correct
  Fragment
     
5. Is this a correct sentence or a fragment?
Like a frightened animal caught by the headlights of a car.
  Correct
  Fragment
     
What is the problem with the following fragments?
     
6. While Mary was talking to John.
  Missing a subject or verb
  Dependent clause is written as a complete sentence
     
7. Taking a shower every day.
  List or example is written as a complete sentence
  Participle verb form is used without auxiliary verbs
     
8. The doctor speaking on the use of vitamins.
  Participle verb form is used without auxiliary verb
  List or example is written as a complete sentence
     
9. The old people, the very young children, and all the sick people.
  Participle verb form is used without auxiliary verbs
  List or example is written as a complete sentence
     
10. Since having a heart attack 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