PRACTICE 2: Rewriting Sentence Fragments
(A) Label each sentence Frag. (sentence fragment) or Comp. (complete sentence). Then on a separate sheet of paper, rewrite each fragment to make a complete sentence.
Frag 1. The desire of all humankind to live in peace and freedom, for example.
Rewrite: The desire of all humankind to live in peace and freedom; for example, many humanitarian organizations work for stopping the war in the world.
Frag 2. Second, a fact that men are physically stronger than women.
Rewrite: Second, a fact that man is physically stronger than women; therefore, men intend to dominate women.
Comp 3. The best movie I saw last year.
Comp 4. Titanic was the most financially successful movie ever made, worldwide.
Frag 5. For example, many students have part-time jobs.
Rewrite: Students cannot join every class in the university; for example, many students have part-time jobs.
Frag 6. Although people want to believe that all men are created equal.
Rewrite: Although people want to believe that all men are created equal, people are not the same in
Comp 7. Finding a suitable marriage partner is a challenging task.
Frag 8. Many of my friends who did not have the opportunity to go to college.
Rewrite: Many of my friends who did not have the opportunity to go to college; I will invite them to join Open University to study again.
Frag 9. A tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean in December 2004, killing more than 200,000 people.
Rewrite: A tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean in December 2004, killing more than 200,000 people considered the most devastating tsunami in Asia.
Comp 15. Despite a lag of up to several hours between the earthquake and the tsunami, nearly all of the victims were taken completely by surprise.