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Chapter 2. Grammar > Fixing Faulty Sentences

Fixing Faulty Sentences

Now for the final step. How can we correct incomplete or run-together sentences? You have already done some repair work in the exercises above, so you may be able to answer this question yourself. What you have learned, plus common sense, may tell you what needs to be done. But let’s go over the problem one more time, just to make sure.

Incomplete sentences are not really sentences. They may look like sentences because they begin with a capital letter and end with a period, but they are not complete statements. Many incomplete sentences can be fixed by simply attaching them to the previous sentence or the sentence that comes next.


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