Are useful exercises. Is that a sentence fragment? Your students will know after working on these.

The following collection of activity sheets will help your students learn how to identify and correct sentence fragments. As with most English communication, context is important. A sentence fragment on its own may be correctly understood if it is the answer to a question. Activities include identifying given phrases as sentences or fragments, rewriting sentences, completing sentences to avoid miscues, and more. Answer keys have been provided for sheets with definitive answers, but some sheets will have answers that will vary by student.

Fun Fact: While a sentence must have a noun and predicate to be considered complete, answers such as “Yes.” and commands such as “Attack!” are classified as “sentence words.”

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Printable Fragment Worksheets

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Sentence or Not?

Read each group of words. If it is a sentence, write S on the line. If it is a fragment, write F on the line.

Identifying Breakups

An incomplete sentence is called a sentence fragment. It is either missing a subject, missing a predicate, or does not express a complete thought.

Find the Break In The Road

An incomplete sentence is called a sentence fragment. It is either missing a subject, missing a predicate, or does not express a complete thought.

Sentence or Fragment?

In order to be a sentence, a group of words must contain both a subject and a verb, and express a complete thought.

Where In The Group Is It?

Read each group of words. If it is a complete sentence. circle the happy face. If it is a fragment, circle the sad face.

Classify What You See

Read each statement. What do you see? Write your answer on the line.

Incomplete Sentence

An incomplete sentence is called a sentence fragment. It is either missing a subject, missing a predicate, or does not express a complete thought. Read each set of words.

Fragments vs. Sentences

Rewrite everything to make it clear and fluid for your readers.

One More Time

Check the correct box. This will involve a solid rewrite and way to put things together.

Is it a Fragment or a Sentence?

Identify whether each set of words is a fragment or a sentence. If it is not a solid sentence, correct it by rewriting it as a sentence.

Avoiding

Complete each sentence below by adding a subject and/or a predicate.

Fix It Up!

Revise each fragment so that it is a complete sentence.

Sentence Correction

In order to be a sentence, a group of words must contain both a subject and a verb, and express a complete thought.

You Guessed It!

An incomplete sentence is called a sentence fragment. It is either missing a subject, missing a predicate, or does not express a complete thought.

Correcting Sentences

Complete each sentence below by adding a subject and/or a predicate.