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Sentences and Sentence Fragments for Grade 5


Sentences and Sentence Fragments 

A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought.

A sentence fragment is a group of words that does not express a complete thought.


My father builds a house. (complete sentence) 
The plans for the house. (needs a predicate) 
Changes his mind. (needs a subject)

Sentences and Sentence Fragments Worksheet

Read each group of words. If it is a sentence, add the proper punctuation mark. If it is not a complete sentence, write fragment.

1. My mother walked into the kitchen 
2. Looked out the window 
3. One of my sisters 
4. What were they looking at 
5. A deer stood in the yard 
6. Underneath the apple tree 
7. We watched quietly 
8. The deer looked up 
9. Did it see us 
10. Ran off across the lawn

Sentences and Sentence Fragments Quiz 

Write each group of words. Write sentence or fragment next to each item. Then rewrite each fragment to make a complete sentence.

1. My father looked at the house plans. 
2. The front windows. 
3. Added a staircase. 
4. We decided to paint it blue.

Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎


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