Complete and Fragment Sentence
A complete sentence is a group of words that begins with a capital letter and ends with a period or question mark or exclamation mark at the end. A complete sentence has the following components:
· A complete thought
Some sentences can be very short but expresses a complete thought.
For example: Birds fly.
This sentence has a subject (Birds) and a verb (fly), and it expresses a complete thought.
Like complete sentence, a fragment sentence is also a group of words that begins with a capital letter and ends with or question mark or exclamation mark at the end.
A fragment sentence is incomplete because they lack either
- a subject
For example: Playing in the ground.
Here ‘who’ or ‘what’ performed the action is not clear i.e. subject in this sentence is missing.
For example: My son.
Here verb i.e. action performed, is performing or to be performed by the subject is missing. My son did what?
-both subject and verb
For example: On the cupboard.
Here ‘who’ or ‘whom’ i.e. subject is missing and action i.e. verb of the sentence is also missing.
- don’t express a complete thought
For example: If you want to go to the trip.
This above sentence has a subject (You) and verb (go) but does not give complete idea. What he should do, if he wants to go to the trip is missing.
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