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Problems With Sentence Structure

Problems With Sentence Structure

Sentence Fragments

Sentence fragments are incomplete sentences; they are missing either a subject or a verb, or both. They are considered a problem in writing because they confuse the reader. For example, if I leave this as a sentence. You will be tripped up in your reading because the previous statement is not complete, leaving you to wonder what will happen if I leave that fragment as a sentence. Some other examples of fragments follow:

The engine, running at 350 rpms and catching on the clutch.

After hours of discussion, the group came to a consensus. That the best course was to follow the procedure.


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