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Sentences and Fragments - 6th Grade Grammar


Sentences and Fragments - 6th Grade Grammar

Sentences and Fragments - 6th Grade Grammar

What is a complete sentence?

A complete sentence has three components: a subject (the actor in the sentence)a predicate (the verb or action), and a complete thought (it can stand alone and make sense—it’s independent). 

        They waited for the bus all morning. (complete sentence)

        My father builds a house. (complete sentence)

        My father looked at the house plans. (complete sentence)

        We decided to paint it blue. (complete sentence)

What is a sentence fragment?

A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence. Some fragments are incomplete because they lack either a subject or a verb, or both.

No main verb:
        A story with deep thoughts and emotions. (needs a predicate)
        The plans for the house. (needs a predicate)

No Subject:
        With the ultimate effect of all advertising is to sell the product. (needs a subject)
        Changes his mind. (needs a subject)

Sentences and Fragments Activity - 6th Grade Grammar

Sentences and Fragments Quizizz Quiz


1. What is a sentence?
A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought and contains a subject and a predicate. It begins with a capital letter and ends with punctuation, typically a period, question mark, or exclamation point.

2. What is a sentence fragment?
A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence that lacks either a subject, a predicate, or fails to express a complete thought. It does not function as a standalone sentence and should be corrected to form a complete sentence.

3. How can I identify sentence fragments?
To identify sentence fragments, look for groups of words that do not form a complete thought or lack either a subject or predicate. Also, check for phrases that are missing a verb or do not have a subject.

4. What are some common examples of sentence fragments?
Sentence fragments often occur with phrases like "Because of," "After," "Although," and "When," without completing the thought. For example: "After the movie ended." This is a fragment as it lacks a main clause.

5. How can I fix sentence fragments?
To fix sentence fragments, you can either attach the fragment to a nearby sentence or add the missing subject, predicate, or main clause to complete the thought.

6. Can a question be a sentence fragment?
Yes, a question can be a sentence fragment if it lacks a complete thought or is missing essential components like a subject or predicate. For example: "What time is it?" This is a complete sentence. However, "What time?" would be a fragment.

7. What is a run-on sentence?
A run-on sentence occurs when two or more complete sentences are improperly joined without appropriate punctuation or conjunctions. It can lead to confusion and should be corrected to avoid ambiguity.

8. How can I fix run-on sentences?
To fix run-on sentences, you can separate them into individual sentences using periods or connect them with appropriate conjunctions like "and," "but," "or," etc. You can also use semicolons to join related sentences.

9. Is it essential to use proper punctuation in sentences?
Yes, using proper punctuation is crucial in sentences to convey the intended meaning clearly. Punctuation marks like periods, commas, question marks, and exclamation points help structure sentences and aid in effective communication.

10. How can I improve my sentence-writing skills?
To improve sentence-writing skills, practice writing regularly. Read various materials to expose yourself to different sentence structures. Pay attention to grammar rules, punctuation, and sentence variety. Seeking feedback and editing your work can also be beneficial.
Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎


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