Rachel Wisuri

English Grammar: Fragments vs. Sentences [Video]

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! 🙂



  • Rachel Wisuri

    Rachel helps eager students find out about Magoosh. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a super helpful double major in History and French. In her free time she can be found eating peanut butter, drinking five cups of tea per day, and playing with cats.

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