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    full sentence or fragment?

    Picking a theme isn't easy. I think this is a fragment, but I'm at a bit of a loss. Can anyone help me with this one?

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    Re: full sentence or fragment?

    "picking a theme isn't easy" is a full, grammatical English sentence. The subject is "picking a theme," the predicate is "isn't easy." // "picking" is a gerund, and "picking a theme" is a gerund phrase. A gerund or gerund phrase can occur as sentence subject [hiking in the woods is fun]; direct object [I like hiking in the woods]; prepositional object [she talked about hiking in the woods] ; complement of the subject [her favorite outdoor recreation is hiking in the woods] or attributive modifier of a noun [I found a good hiking trail]. {This attributive use is always slightly louder than the noun that the gerund modifies.} //

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