NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

Learn more about the history of ERIC here. PDF icon

ERIC Number: ED137795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Major Sentence, Minor Sentence, Fragment: What Really "Is" a Sentence?
Kline, Charles R., Jr.
Rhetorical and linguistic concepts of the sentence are reviewed in the course of introducing the concept of the "minor sentence" (sentence fragments which may occur alone as complete linguistic utterances or which may be combined by parataxis or coordinators with a major sentence). Rather than restraining beginning writers from using minor sentences, broader rhetorical issues of invention, arrangement, and style should be considered. Usage is fluid; considerations of intent and effect, logic, fluency, and audience are more important than grammaticality. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Minor Sentences
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Confe