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ERIC Number: ED103883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 16
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Fragments in Standard English.
Chai, Nemia M.
This paper discusses the subject of fragments as they appear in the writing of college freshmen. It examines the conditions under which certain syntactic constructions are identified as fragments and the reasons for designating some of these fragments as nonpenalty and others as penalty types. The fragment is viewed here as a syntactic construction which demonstrates a deficiency in either a subject or a predicate element, a verb, or the use of a subordinator. Guidelines are presented for classifying the fragments into penalty and nonpenalty types for the purpose of teaching the student to avoid the penalty types of fragments. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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