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English Grammar: Fragments vs. Sentences [Video]

Announcement! As of August 1, 2019, the TOEFL Reading, Listening and Speaking sections will be shortened. The TOEFL will also make changes to its prep materials and scoring system. Because of this, some of the info in our blog posts may not yet reflect the new exam format. We cover all the changes here.

Today, we’re looking at the difference between fragments and sentences.


What’s a sentence?

A sentence, as you know, consists of a  subject and a verb. That’s all you need to have a sentence! It doesn’t have to have a direct object, an indirect object, a prepositional phrase, etc. It can, but it doesn’t have to. All it needs is a subject and a verb.

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What’s a fragment?

A fragment is a phrase that does not have BOTH a subject and a verb.


Examples of fragments

  • Inside Tom’s house.
  • Hit the ball to Peter.
  • The biggest house in the world.


For more info, check out the video above! 🙂


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