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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (January 21, 2007)

Sentence Fragments Sometimes!

Sentence fragments are a common mistake among beginning writers. But, sometimes, a fragment might prove useful. See a definition at the University of Victoria Writer's Guide.

One good example of acceptable use of fragments is when you write dialogue for a character in a short story. People often speak in fragmented sentences, so using a fragment can make your dialogue more realistic.

For some detailed discussions of sentence fragments check the following resources:

Sentence Fragments (Faculty of Arts Writing Centre at University of Newfoundland)

The Ardeon Writer's Exercise List: Sentence Fragments



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