How to Make Sure I Have a Complete Sentence | 123Read&Write

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.

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Read each section of words below. If the words are a complete sentence, write “S” next to it. If the words are not a complete thought, write “F” next to it.

1. Has five Great Lakes.

2. Michigan has five Great Lakes.

3. Michigan lakes Superior and Huron.

4. Michigan lakes include Superior and Huron.