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Scattered puzzle pieces next to solved fragment

In oral communication, it is quite normal to speak in fragments.  This is especially true for informal conversations.  While I have nothing against that, it is another matter altogether when it comes to formal speech and writing.  Actually, even if you’re writing informally for your blog or web site, sentence fragments should be a no no. What are sentence fragments anyway? I like OWL‘s simple definition: Fragments are incomplete sentences. Usually, fragments are pieces of sentences that have become disconnected from the main clause. One of the easiest ways to correct them is to remove the period between the fragment [Read more…]

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