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WHAT IS A FRAGMENTED SENTENCE?
A sentence fragment is any group of words that is punctuated as a sentence, but does not have a subject or a complete verb.
WHAT IS A FUSED SENTENCE?
2 SENTENCES THAT HAVE BEEN PUT TOGETHER WITH NOTHING (SUCH AS A COMMA OR A PERIOD) SEPARATING THEM.
WHAT IS A COMMA SPLICE?
Comma splices are two complete sentences that are joined with only a comma.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO IDENTIFY A VERB?
THE BEAT WAY TO IDENTIFY A VERB IS TO CHECK THAT IT IS CONJUGATED.
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF CONJUGATED?
CONJUGATED MEANS THAT THE VERB BEING USED IN A SENTENCE HAS BEEN PLACED WITHIN A TIME PERIOD. i.e.: PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE
WHAT IS AN INFINITIVE?
AN INFINITIVE IS WHEN YOU PLACE THE WORD "TO" IS PLACED IN FRONT OF A VERB.
DESCRIBE SYNTAX.
SYNTAX IS GRAMMATICAL ARRANGEMENT OF WORDS IN A SENTENCE. THE ORDER IN WHICH WE PLACE WORDS IN A SENTENCE IN ORDER TO COMMUNICATE.
WHEN IS A WORD NOT A VERB?
1) WHEN IT ENDS IN "ING".
2) WHEN THE WORD HAS "TO" IN FRONT OF IT.
WHAT IS A NOUN?
A NOUN IS A WORD THAT DESCRIBES A PERSON, PLACE OR THING.
HOW DO YOU EASILY IDENTIFY A NOUN?
1) THE WORDS: "A", "AN", "THE" ARE PLACED IN FRONT OF A NOUN.
2) IF YOU CAN MAKE A PLURAL OF IT - IT IS A NOUN.
IF YOU PLACE A NOUN TO THE LEFT OF A VERB / OR BEFORE THE VERB, WHAT DOES IT BECOME?
IT BECOMES THE SUBJECT FOR THE VERB.
IF YOU PLACE A NOUN TO THE RIGHT OF A VERB / OR AFTER THE VERB, WHAT DOES IT BECOME?
IT BECOMES THE OBJECT OF THE SENTENCE.
HOW IS SYNTAX USED IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE?
THE SYNTAX OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS THE SUBJECT BEFORE THE VERB.
USE AN EXAMPLE OF A NOUN AS THE SUBJECT.
THE LITTLE BOY CRIED WHEN HE SKINNED HIS KNEE.
USE AN EXAMPLE OF A NOUN AS THE OBJECT.
HAVING FELL DOWN THE STAIRS, THE LITTLE BOY CRIED WHEN HE SKINNED HIS KNEE.