Fragment/ Run-On/ Complete Sentences Sentences and Sentence Fragments Rules: A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. A complete sentence has a subject and a predicate. Every sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark. A sentence fragment is a group of words that does not express a complete thought. Part 1: CS= Complete sentence F= Fragment ____1. Grandmother came to visit us in December. ____2. Brought an old family album. ____3. The two girls. ____4. The teacher explained each picture. ____5. The girls enjoyed looking through the wedding album. ____6. Some rain. ____7. The rain was unexpected. ____8. Cancelled the class trip. ____9. Told stories about their father. ____10. The Boy Scouts told stories about their fathers. ____11. Dad’s hair was black and curly. ____12. Baby pictures of Kelsey and Samantha. ____13. Photographs remind us of happy times. ____14. A family album has special memories. ____15. A picture of your friends. Part 2: Circle the complete sentences . Underline the fragments. 1. Took a picture during their vacation. 2. One picture showed Grandpa playing cards with his friends. 3. Jamie took new pictures of her friends. 4. Swam the river. 5. Jumped over the moon. 6. The cat jumped over the moon. 7. Cancelled our trip to Disney World. 8. Dad cancelled our trip to Disney World. 9. The Jonas Brothers are the new singing sensation on TV. 10.Kerry and Jane listened the thunder. 11.Listened to the music coming from the room. 12.My best friend moved to Alaska this summer. 13.Plants are important. 14.Working late at night. 15.Searching for a new car. Fragment= F Run-On=RO Complete= C _____1. She worked for _____2. Carl drove his truck to work. _____3. Everyone had a good time at the party shelly brought cupcakes to celebrate. _____4. My teacher has a toothache she broke her tooth this weekend and needs to go to the dentist. _____5. I wonder when spring will arrive? _____6. Over spring break, we are going to visit _____7. School is getting boring it is not over till June. _____8. The cherry blossoms in D.C. are blooming I hope we get to go to D.C. soon. _____9. The dog was barking all morning she woke the neighbors and they were not happy. _____10. The eighth graders are visiting Broad Run High School today they are rising ninth graders. Name_________________________ Homework #1 Due Date:_______________ Fragments & Run-Ons Directions: Write F= Fragment, R= Run-On. If it is a fragment, correct it with a period and capital letter. ____1. Are cartoons that tell a story. ____2. The boxes containing the scenes are called panels, the spaces containing the dialogue are called speech balloons. ____3. Comic strips first appeared in newspapers in the 1890s. ____4. Early comic strips featured humorous characters and situations, many people call them “funnies”. ____5. Some people still use that word to refer to comic strips. ____6. Cartoonists of the 1930s. ____7. Created dramatic and adventurous comic strips. ____8. Today’s audiences will recognize several comic-strip characters from the 1920s and 1030s. ____9. Include Superman, Dick Tracy, and Little Orphan Annie. ____10. Two of these characters have appeared in both movies and television shows, and one has appeared in a play. Name______________________________ Homework #2 Due Date:_____________________ Fragment or Run-On Sentences Write F for fragment and RO for run-on. 1. All the way from Idaho to visit. _____ 2. Who played that cool song on the keyboard I do not know him. _____ 3. Get their new car? _____ 4. A week from this Sunday. _____ 5. To try out next year but practice a lot first. _____ 6. Why are you buying a new backpack yours looks great. _____ 7. The girl form Ohio. _____ 8. Looking for my jacket when I saw yours. _____ 9. Is his soccer game. _____ 10.I want a trophy. As a skateboarder. _____ Name____________________________ Homework # 3 Due Date:_____________ Fragments & Run-On sentences In order to have a complete sentence, you must have a complete subject and predicate. A run-on sentence is 2 sentences together. This type needs a period to separate the two sentences or thoughts. A fragment is a sentence that does not have a complete subject or complete predicate. Directions: Identify each sentence below as a fragment or run-on sentence. Write F or RO on the line. If it is a run-on sentence, correct it using a period to make 2 distinct sentences. Don’t forget to use capital letters where needed. If it is a complete sentence, write C on the line. ____1. Someday you may not live on Earth you may live in a space colony. ____2. Space colonies will be important they will be sources of raw materials and energy. ____3. Space colonies will be enclosed otherwise people couldn’t live in the alien climate. ____4. A space colony is still ____5. It is fun to imagine the ____6. Some people will build platforms. ____7. Electricity could come from solar cells the cells would collect energy from the sun’s rays. ____8. The space station’s orbiting platform could be covered with millions of solar cells. ____9. Our team played well we still lost. ____10. Now I know I’ll never drive when I feel sleepy it could cause a bad accident. ____11. The ambulance came we all had to go to the hospital. ____12. Mark took his shoe and sock off it was a bloody sight. Name____________________ Homework #4 Due Date:______________ Fragments & Run-On sentences In order to have a complete sentence, you must have a complete subject and predicate. A run-on sentence is 2 sentences together. This type needs a period to separate the two sentences or thoughts. A fragment is a sentence that does not have a complete subject or complete predicate. Directions: Identify each sentence below as a fragment or run-on sentence. Write F or RO on the line. If it is a run-on sentence, correct it using a period to make 2 distinct sentences. Don’t forget to use capital letters and correct punctuation where needed. If it is a complete sentence, write C on the line. ____1. Bob played a great game. ____2. I’m just going to rough him up a little the next time he will really pay. ____3. I was very nervous, but I stepped into the alley a musty odor filled my nostrils. ____4. I turned on the radio to listen to the soothing music. ____5. My favorite song was playing on the. ____6. Charles was. ____7. Mom asked me what was wrong I told her I. ____8. The nurse called his mother she wasn’t home so he called his grandmom. ____9. Luisa is my neighbor. ____10. Rodolfo is very talented, and he plays the piano well. ____11. Rodolfo is very talented, he plays the piano well. ____12. Her mother is a dentist, and her father works in a department store. ____13. Her parents took us to an amusement park. Name___________________ Write: F= Fragment Homework #5 Due Date:_____________ RO=Run-On C= Complete Sentence Correct any punctuation or capitalization errors. ____1. Easter is a spring holiday did you know that Easter does not fall on the same day each year? ____2. It is called a movable holiday because the date changes each year. ____3. It always occurs sometime between March 22 and April 255. ____4. Some common Easter symbols are candles, lilies, and eggs rabbits are also a symbol of Easter. ____5. Many countries observe Easter with hard-boiled eggs the eggs are dyed many colors. ____6. The Easter bunny brings the eggs to little kids he hides the eggs. ____7. On Easter morning, kids often hunt for the bright eggs or use them to compete in fun contests. ____8. People observe Easter in other ways too some go to church and others watch parades. ____9. Was watching TV Friday night. ____10. A movie about aliens invading space. ____11. Suddenly, the lights went out on the whole block. ____12. Because the batteries in the flashlight were dead. ____13. A strange noise in the backyard alerted us to trouble. ____14. After our dog started to bark. ____15. Maybe, I should stop watching so many scary movies.