December 22, 2014

Homework Help: Writing Skills

Posted by Karin on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 7:28pm.

Which of the following groups of words is a sentence fragment?
A. when we stopped by the garden.
B. Stop by the garden.
C. We stopped; she didn't.
D. stopping by the garden, we saw that the flowers were in bloom

A sentence fragment doesn't express a complete thought. Let's look at your examples.

A. This leaves us hanging. It doesn't tell what happened "when we stopped by the garden."
B. This is an imperative sentence, commanding or inviting us to stop by the garden.
C. Although short, it expresses a complete thought. It has a subject and verb -- with no qualifying words (like WHEN, SINCE, IF, etc.).
D. This is a complete sentence.

The Answer is A. When we stopped by the garden.

which of the following topics would lend itself only to a formal style of writing. a. folk songs i have sung
b psychological effects of nuclear weapons c how i lost 10 pounds d. why living in the country is better than living in the city

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