How to Ensure You Write in Complete Sentences
Correct sentence structure is one of the most important aspects of grammar. A sentence is a group of words that make sense. Your sentences can be either complete or incomplete. A complete sentence needs essentially only two things – a subject and a verb that is conjugated to match the subject. Sentences can be simple, compound, or complex. They can have independent and dependent clauses. An independent clause is a group of words that can stand on its own as a complete sentence because it expresses a complete thought and makes sense as it is.
Incomplete sentences can be of two types: fragments and run-on sentences. Let us give you examples of both so that you can understand how to avoid them.
Example of a complete sentence: Sarah, who was a competent chef skilled in making pizzas and pasta, has opened her own Italian restaurant.
Example of a fragment: Sarah, who was a competent chef skilled in making pizzas and pasta.
Example of a run-on sentence: Sarah was a competent chef she opened her own Italian restaurant.
Each sentence has a complete set of four words that may each be used to finish off the sentence.
Circle the word that best completes each sentence.
Choose from the commonly confused words below to complete each sentence. Circle the
Fill in the pair of words that best completes each sentence.
You have a series of words to choose from to complete a thought.
Fill in the blank in each sentence with the most
appropriate word. Use the word bank. Not all words will be used.
You will think up your own word or phrase.
This worksheet is somewhere between a series of writing prompts and brainstorms.
Fill in all the words that you may need to help you get these statements out there.
You have three different ways you could go with these sentences, but only one is the right way.
A check in the box will tell us which way you are leaning with these.
There is a great deal of confusion between the use of these two. Get some practice with them.
We get some practice with these words that can add some connections between your work.
This really reviews this section nicely and throws in an extra bit of work for you to evaluate.
Choose the word or words that best complete
each sentence below.