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8.7 Sentence Fragments: Review and Practice

Review & Practice
Instructions

This exercise is an opportunity for you to test your understanding of what you have just learned in the text.

A sentence with an incomplete verb is a fragment.

Click the "sentence" button and an incomplete sentence will appear. Insert appropriate forms of to be or to have wherever they are needed. Type your verb in ALL CAPS so that it stands out from the rest of the sentence.

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A prepositional phrase that stands alone is a sentence fragment.

Combine each numbered set of ideas into one complete sentence. Put modifying phrases as close as possible to the words they modify.

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A verbal phrase that stands alone is a fragment.

Combine each set of ideas into one complete sentence. Put modifying phrases as close as possible to the words they modify.

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A dependent clause that stands alone is a sentence fragment.

Combine each set of ideas into one complete sentence. Put modifying clauses as close as possible to the words they modify.

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A dependent clause beginning with who, whose, which, or that is especially likely to appear as a fragment.

Combine each set of ideas into one complete sentence. Put modifying clauses as close as possible to the words they modify.

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Rewrite the following paragraph, correcting the fragments. You may drop dependent words to make clauses independent, remove periods and capital letters to connect phrases or clauses, complete a verb, or make any other necessary changes.

  

    

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