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  • Hello! My name is Einstein. You may have heard I am a genius. It's true. That is why today

  • I am going to help you. I heard you had some questions about grammar or sentence fragments, is it?

  • Those can be tricky. This short slideshow will tell you all you need to know about sentence

  • fragments. Pay attention, and you'll soon be a genius just like me.

  • Quite simply, every complete sentence has a subject and a verb. Take this sentence as

  • an example: The alien is hungry.

  • I'm so hungry. Need food. Must invade planet earth to find food.

  • In that sentence ("The alien is hungry"), alien is the subject; is hungry is the predicate.

  • But "need food" and "must invade planet earth to find food" are fragments. They do not have

  • a subject.

  • Yummy, yummy food!

  • That is also a fragment because it has no verb.

  • So is a fragment always short?

  • No, some sentences are very short like "I dance." Fragments can be either short or long. Take

  • this one for example. "Although the alien is hungry" is a fragment. It is a dependent

  • clause. These start with what's called a subordinate conjunction. Words like although, if, because,

  • after, while, since are all subordinate conjunctions.

  • Ah, that makes sense. Thank you.

  • No problem. Now you know all you need to know about fragments. Always make sure your sentences

  • have both a subject and a verb. Thanks for watching. Bye for now!

Hello! My name is Einstein. You may have heard I am a genius. It's true. That is why today

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Grammar Vids for Kids: Sentence Fragments

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