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Sentence and Sensibility 132 Don't be misled by a capital letter at the beginning of a word group. Starting a group of words with a capital letter doesn't make the word group a sentence any more than putting a comb on a hen makes her a rooster. Quoth the Maven Experienced writers often use fragments to create realistic-sounding dialogue. They know that few people ever speak in complete sentences, regardless of what we'd like to think. You can correct a fragment two ways: · Add the missing part to the sentence Fragment:In the cabinet over the bookshelf. Complete:I keep extra supplies in the cabinet over the bookshelf. · Omit the subordinating conjunction or connect it to another sentence. Fragment:When you go to the party. Complete:When you go to the party, be sure to head straight for the shrimp and caviar and chow down.