Sentence Writing

To utilize correct grammatical structure, sentences have two basic parts: a subject (who or what is doing something) and a complete predicate (tells what the subject is doing or offers information about the subject).

SUBJECT

THE WHO OR WHAT THAT IS DOING 

SOMETHING

THE RAINFOREST

PREDICATE

WHAT THE SUBJECT IS DOING

IS LOCATED IN BRAZIL.

THE GRAND CANYON

IS IN ARIZONA.

The main way to check to see if you have a complete sentence is to verify that you have a subject and predicate.  If a sentence is missing a subject or predicate, then it is an incomplete thought, which makes it a FRAGMENT.

FRAGMENT
SENTENCE

IS MADE UP OF 2,000 ISLANDS.

THE COUNTRY'S

BIRTHPLACE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

GREECE IS MADE UP OF 2,000 ISLANDS.

THE COUNTRY'S MAINLAND LIES

ON THE FAR PENINSULA.

GREECE IS KNOWN AS THE BIRTHPLACE

OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

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