Common Errors: Sentence Fragments
Common Errors In everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them.
Conventional sentences have a subject and predicate, and any departure should be clearly intentional. Skillful writers use fragments effectively for special purposes (such as in dialogue: “Of course!”). What is not effective in good Army writing is a fragmentary thought. You must apply the conventions of grammar—the logic of language—to produce the clear communication that your readers need.
Example of a sentence fragment: When the Soldier wrote the perimeter defense plan.
Corrected sentence: The Soldier wrote the perimeter defense plan when she returned
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