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8.2 Sentence Fragments: Your Writing

Browse through a newspaper or magazine and find an article about something on which you have an opinion. (For a collection of links to online news, click here.) Don't limit yourself to front-page news. Scan the sports, entertainment, and human interest articles. Read the article you have chosen and jot down your responses to it.

  1. Look over your notes and develop a statement that expresses your opinion on the subject. Write a paragraph that starts with that statement and continues by giving two or three reasons for your opinion.
  2. Read your paragraph, making sure all your sentences contain subjects and verbs.

If your teacher or study group would like you to develop this exercise into a longer opinion paragraph, please revise it double-spaced on a fresh piece of paper, a word processor, or a class bulletin board.

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