sentence fragment

noun

Definition of sentence fragment

  1. :  a word, phrase, or clause that usually has in speech the intonation of a sentence but lacks the grammatical structure usually found in the sentences of formal and especially written composition

First Known Use of sentence fragment

1947


SENTENCE FRAGMENT Defined for English Language Learners

sentence fragment

noun

Definition of sentence fragment for English Language Learners

  • grammar : a group of words that is written out as a sentence but that lacks a subject or verb

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