Sentence fragments are a common mistake among
beginning writers. But, sometimes, a fragment might prove useful.
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:
Fragments (Faculty of Arts Writing Centre at University of
The Ardeon Writer's Exercise List: Sentence Fragments
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