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  1. Complete Sentences

  2. A complete sentence has a subject and a predicate that work together to make a complete thought. Complete Sentences Bobby smiled until he thought his face would crack.

  3. A SENTENCE FRAGMENT fails to be a sentence in the sense that it cannot stand by itself. Fragment Sentences

  4. Fragment Sentences • may locate something in time and place, but lack a subject-verb relationship. Last Saturday after the ballgame at the ice cream shop.

  5. Fragment Sentences • may describe something, but have no subject-verb relationship. Shooting just before the buzzer rang and hoping to score the winning point.

  6. Fragment Sentences • may have most of the makings of a sentence but still be missing an important part of a verb string. Some of the girls going together to the mall.

  7. Fragment Sentences • may have a subject-verb relationship, but cannot stand by itself. Even though she was the prettiest girl and had a great talent presentation.

  8. It can answer the two questions: “Who?” and “What is it doing?” How do you know when a sentence is complete? If you can answer these two questions, the sentence has a SUBJECT (naming part) and a PREDICATE (telling part). These are the two parts needed for a complete sentence.

  9. EXAMPLE The dog chased the mailman. Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. WHO is this sentence about? THE DOG WHAT did it do? CHASED THE MAILMAN We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE.

  10. PRACTICE Al’s dad drives the truck. Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. WHO is this sentence about? Al’s dad WHAT does he do? Drives the truck. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE.

  11. PRACTICE Al makes a big splash. Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. WHO is this sentence about? Al WHAT does he do? Makes a big splash. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE.

  12. PRACTICE Frogs croak. Ask yourself if the group of words answers the two questions needed for a complete sentence. WHO is this sentence about? Frogs WHAT do they do? Croak. We can answer our two questions “WHO?” and “WHAT IS IT DOING?” so this IS a COMPLETE SENTENCE.

  13. Fragment Complete Sentence Quiz Repairing Fragment Sentences Repairing Run-On Sentences Quiz 1 Combining Sentences Quiz 2 Combining Sentences Quiz 3 Combining Sentences Quiz 3 Fragments Quiz 2 Fragments Run-On Sentence Quiz Run-On Sentence Quiz II Online Complete Sentence Activities MAIN