sentence fragment love

sentence fragment

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A phrase or clause that is punctuated and capitalized as a sentence but does not constitute a complete grammatical sentence.

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  • n. an incomplete sentence; a phrase or clause that is punctuated and capitalized as a sentence but does not constitute a complete grammatical sentence. It is usually caused by the failure to include a subject and a verb in a sentence or as the result of beginning a sentence with a subordinate conjunction or relative pronoun.

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Examples

  • McCawley wrote that “A hatrack expresses exactly the same thought as He bought a hatrack and hence doesn’t express any less complete a thought: the difference between the full sentence and the sentence fragment is not in the completeness of the thought expressed but in the completeness of the form in which it is expressed.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

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