Sentence fragments

A sentence fragment is not a complete sentence because it is missing some vital portion that each sentence should have. It is missing either subject or predicate or a conjunction. The following are examples of sentence fragments:

  • The boy running.
  • The ball.
  • The table tall.

The following are the same fragments that have been corrected to make complete sentences:

  • The boy is running.
  • The ball is rolling.
  • The table is tall.

Be sure to recognize the difference between a sentence fragment and a complete sentence.