Rewriting sentence fragments, label each sentence fragment or complete sentence.

Rewriting sentence fragments, label each sentence Frag. (sentence fragment) or Comp. (complete sentence). The desire of all humankind to live…

 Rewriting Sentence Fragments

Exercise

(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 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.

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