Fragment Practice 3 Answer Key

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. Fragment

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

3. Taking the time to practice. Fragment

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

5. To understand fragments is my goal.

6. Wanting to understand, but not able. Fragment

7. Since this sentence begins with a subordinate conjunction. Fragment

8. It might be a fragment.

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

10. Driving down the road late one Sunday afternoon. Fragment

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

12. Second, the folks that drive while asleep. Fragment

13. Third, the blind-blinkers. Fragment

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

15. All of these drivers annoy me.

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