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I have a sentence fragment I must make into a sentence:

Late August at the Los Angeles Zoo.

I use this sentence to begin a story. I really do not want to use “it is” though, because “it is” does not add new meaning. Any ideas?

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closed as off topic by Mitch, tchrist, MετάEd, Daniel, Cameron Oct 6 '12 at 5:40

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Why do you have to make it into a sentence? Depending on what follows it, I don't see why you can't begin a story like that. – Peter Shor Sep 26 '12 at 16:15
This is a question of style better suited for writers.SE – Mitch Oct 5 '12 at 13:02
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Use your fragment as the subject of an active sentence that adds action or flavor to your scene, for example:

"Late August at the Los Angeles Zoo stank of dead fish and tourist sweat."

(Note correction of the spelling of Los Angeles.)

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@tchrist: Speaking of a period of time as having a smell strains your readerly sensibilities? – chaos Sep 26 '12 at 16:38

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