Sentence Fragments

1. What is a Sentence Fragment? As you probably know, a fragment is a small piece of something. Likewise, a sentence fragment is a just a piece of a sentence that’s become detached or separated from the rest. On its own, it’s an incomplete sentence, and so it’s sometimes called a fragment sentence. Most of the time, a fragment is the result of a misplaced period that separates certain words or inf... »

Run-On Sentences

1. What is a Run-On Sentence? A run-on sentence is a sentence that combines too many independent clauses (full sentences) without proper punctuation or connecting-words. We call it a run-on sentence because it “runs on” for too long without pausing—it is missing commas, semicolons, or conjunctions to clearly separate the ideas. Run-on sentences are also sometimes called fused sentences because the... »