Questions tagged [sentence-fragments]

Any statement which does not meet the definition of a complete sentence, lacking either a subject or a finite verb.

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Is it ok to use just “Careful!” instead of ”Be careful!” preceded by “be”?

Is it “correct” if I say Careful! here without be in front of it? Careful! There is a car coming! Careful! Just one step back and you will fall off the cliff.
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Why and when are some clause fragments preferred to full clauses?

(1) Test complete. [= The test is complete.] (2) Court adjourned. [= The court is adjourned.] (3) Apology accepted. [= The apology is accepted.] (4) Request granted. [= The request is ...
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Sould a sentence fragment like this contain a period?

See the following: The second book in the Secrets of the Abandoned Bus series. If this is placed at the end of a book's back cover, should it have the period? Yes, no, or either? Thanks!
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Breaking sentences up

What is the right term for breaking or dividing a sentence into fragments, wherein each fragment still contains a thought/meaning? e.g.: Sports can ostracize people/ who are not very good at them./...
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Fragments and Full Sentences.

"Popular museum located in an old warehouse." Is this a complete sentence? I feel it could become one by changing it to "A popular museum, located in an old warehouse."