Term: Sentence Fragment

Definition:


USE:

A Sentence fragment does not necessarily have a main verb in it, but can be understood as a complete unit of meaning.

Example:

 

'Who did you see?'
'Tom.'

 

Here, Tom is a minor sentence; it has no verb, but the listener will understand that the person means I saw Tom.

Minor sentence is another term with the same meaning.

See also: Phrase; Clause; Question; Paragraph; Word; Readability Test; Paragraph; Topic Sentence; Letter; Text; Grammar; Syntax; Major Sentence; Utterance

 

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