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T he Simple Sentence versus The Sentence Fragment (Continued)
 
Lesson 2-16
Prompt:A simple sentence is an independent clause that stands alone. A sentence fragment is a group of words, a phrase, or a dependent clause that cannot stand alone as a complete thought.
Directions:Below are groups of words, phrases, and clauses. Below each group, click to select whether the group is a simple sentence or a sentence fragment.
1.As we study grammar.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
2.Walking to school each morning.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
3.I shall be an expert in grammar.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
4.Since I know how to find the simple predicate.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
5.As soon as I write a simple sentence.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
6.A simple subject and a simple predicate in a sentence.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
7.I can identify a dependent clause.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
8.A prepositional phrase is not a sentence.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
9.When an independent clause stands alone.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
10.Dependent clauses cannot stand alone as a sentence.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
11.Clauses with subjects and verbs.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
12.A simple sentence makes a complete thought.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
13.A sentence fragment is just a part of a sentence.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)
14.While we try to learn the structure of the sentence.
(simple sentence) (sentence fragment)