Category Punctuation

Sentence Fragments: When to Use and When Not to?

A sentence fragment is a group of words punctuated as a sentence, even though it’s not a sentence. Because fragments are used as sentences even though they’re not, they’re often frowned upon by sticklers of grammar rules, especially when used in academic or other formal writing. But a fragment used judiciously can be effective, sometimes more than a sentence in its place. More on this in the next section.
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Difference Between Fragment and Run-on

The difference between fragment and run-on sentence has been expressed succinctly by Paige Wilson and Teresa Glazier in their book The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills: “Fragments don’t make complete statements, and run-ons make too many complete statements without punctuating between them.”
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Is ‘No’ a Complete Sentence?

As per English grammar, a group of words must fulfil two conditions to be a sentence: first, it should contain a subject and a finite verb; second, it should represent a complete idea. From this perspective, 'No' is clearly not a sentence as it doesn’t fulfil the first condition.
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Examples of Sentence Fragments [With Corrections]

In this post, we’ll cover several examples of fragment errors along with their corrections. Although fragment errors can be made in several ways, four patterns are common, under which these examples have been divided: dependent clause fragments, missing-subject fragments, phrase fragments, and details fragments.
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