I was helping a friend write a paper and came across a sentence which confused me. The sentence was something along the lines of:
Horrifying consequences inflicted upon innocent people.
As soon as I read this, I knew it was a fragment, but could not describe why. I can distill it down to:
and from there it seems to follow that there is a subject (the consequences) and a past-tense verb (inflicted). In my mind, it is no different from the sentence:
I am fairly sure that the latter is a complete sentence whereas the former is not, but both seem to have a past-tense verb and a plural noun. I would love if somebody could shed a little more light on the situation. Thanks in advance.