Fragment Practice 3

Identify any fragments in the following "sentences." Keep in mind that a sentence must have a subject, have a verb, and express a complete thought.

Remember that the "ing" form of a verb is not a true verb unless it is preceded by a helping verb.

Remember that the "to" form of the verb (the infinitive) is not a verb.

1. If you understand what a fragment is.

2. Understanding, however, does not always come easily.

3. Taking the time to practice.

4. Studying long hours and seeking feedback from instructors and tutors.

5. To understand fragments is my goal.

6. Wanting to understand, but not able.

7. Since this sentence begins with a subordinate conjunction.

8. It might be a fragment.

9. For example, blueberry muffins with plenty of hot butter.

10. Driving down the road late one Sunday afternoon.

11. Seeing the Northern Lights for the first time in my life.

12. Second, the folks that drive while asleep.

13. Third, the blind-blinkers.

14. Finally, the folks that never use their turn signals.

15. All of these drivers annoy me.

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