I have a book I am writing, and every time I go into a grammar fixing program, I get a lot of "Fragmented Sentences." Can some one explain to me how to fix these with out losing any part of the sentence I have?

I have looked this up, but for some reason it is not hitting home on what everyone is explaining.

  • Remember that the computer sometimes says something is a fragment which isn't. Also, at times you want fragments, for example, one word sentences for effect. Jul 7, 2015 at 16:10

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A sentence has a subject and a verb, sometimes an object.

He recites. (Subject: he; Verb: recites)

She throws a book. (Subject: She; Verb: throws; Object: a book)

A sentence fragment is missing some part of that.

Ran down the street. (Verb: ran; no subject)

His impossibly high cheekbones. (Object: cheekbones; no subject or verb)

Full of stars. (Just a descriptive clause; there's neither subject, verb, or object)

Generally a sentence fragment means you have to add something, not remove something. You might have to edit your question to include some examples, and we can show you what's missing from them.

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