What are the 3 types of fragments?

What are the 3 types of fragments?

There are three main types of sentence fragments: sentences missing a subject, sentences missing a verb, and subordinate clause fragments.

What are examples of fragment sentences?

How to Correct Fragments in your Writing

Fragment Complete Sentence
The tall tree, the one that I loved to climb. I loved to climb the tall tree.
Ran as fast as he could. Grant ran as fast as he could.
Knowing that he was in big trouble. Mel knew he was in big trouble.
That he loved her. He loved her.

What are grammatical fragments?

Fragments are incomplete sentences. Usually, fragments are pieces of sentences that have become disconnected from the main clause. One of the easiest ways to correct them is to remove the period between the fragment and the main clause. Other kinds of punctuation may be needed for the newly combined sentence.

What words are fragments?

A sentence fragment is a group of words that looks like a sentence, but actually isn’t a complete sentence. Sentence fragments are usually missing a subject or verb, or they do not express a complete thought. While it may be punctuated to look like a complete sentence, a fragment cannot stand on its own.

What are the type of fragments?


  • Prepositional Phrase Fragments. Prepositional phrase fragments involve prepositions (for, to, during, through, etc.).
  • Infinitive Fragments.
  • -ing Fragments.
  • Dependent Clauses.
  • Fragments using subordinate clauses.
  • Relative pronoun fragments.

What is a gerund fragment?

#1 Gerund Phrase Fragment A gerund phrase is a group of words beginning with a gerund. Example: Running in a marathon can cause permanent knee injury. (Running in a marathon is the subject of the sentence, and Running is the simple subject.) When a gerund phrase is written alone, it is a gerund phrase fragment.

What are conjunctions in grammar?

Conjunctions are words that join parts of a sentence. When a word group written as a sentence consists only of a word group beginning with a conjunction, it is not a sentence even though it may have a subject and a verb. It is a fragment. It is not joining anything and is not a complete thought.

What are coordinating conjunction fragments?

Coordinating conjunction fragments are word groups that have a subject and a verb and begin with a coordinating conjunction: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, or so (FANBOYS). Here are three examples. So I had to pack the night before.

What are fragments in English grammar?

A fragment is a group of words that is less than a sentence. To help identify fragments, they are grouped into four categories: -ing fragments, appositive fragments, infinitive fragments, and conjunction fragments.

When can a subordinating conjunction begin a sentence?

As mentioned above, a subordinating conjunction can begin a sentence if the dependent clause comes before the independent clause. It’s also correct to begin a sentence with a coordinating conjunction. Often, it’s a good way to add emphasis. Beginning too many sentences with conjunctions will cause…