What is an Embedded Clause?

In this post, we’ll cover embedded clause – and, briefly, embedded sentence. What is an embedded clause? An embedded clause is essentially a dependent clause – noun, relative, or adverb – that is part of another clause. Let the word…

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Difference Between Fragment and Run-on

Fragment and run-on are both errors in writing sentences, but they’re fundamentally different. Fragment and run-on are fundamentally different types of error A sentence fragment is a group of words punctuated as a sentence, even though it’s not a sentence.…

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Is ‘No’ a Complete Sentence?

Is No a sentence in following examples? Did you see my mobile? No. Are you coming for the dinner? No. What does grammar say? As per English grammar, a group of words must fulfil two conditions to be a sentence:…

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Exercises on Sentence Fragment

Sentence fragments are a group of words punctuated as a sentence, even though they’re not a sentence. Here are four exercises for you to practice identifying and correcting sentence fragments. The first is a warmup. The other three require more…

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Exercises on Run-On Sentence

A run-on sentence error happens when two sentences are joined by a comma (resulting in comma splice error) or nothing (resulting in fused sentence error). Opportunities don’t just happen, you create them. [Comma splice] Opportunities don’t just happen you create…

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Examples of Colon [3 Types]

A colon has multiple uses: explaining a statement, introducing a list, introducing a quotation or excerpt, and being part of ratio, numeric terms, titles, and citations. (The previous sentence used colon to introduce a list.) In this post, we’ll cover…

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Examples of Semicolon [2 Types]

Semicolon is a termination punctuation mark that is milder than a period but stronger than a comma. Its symbol, in fact, is a sum of the symbols of period and comma, with a period sitting on top of a comma.…

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