Sentence Fragments & Run-ons

Miss Hutter - Grade 3

What is a complete sentence?

A complete sentence is a group of words which is a complete thought. A complete sentence has a subject & predicate.

What is a fragment or run-on sentence?

A fragment is an incomplete sentence because it does not contain a subject and a predicate. A fragment is an incomplete thought.


A run-on is a sentence in which there are two or more complete thoughts combined without an appropriate punctuation or conjunction.

Short Video Clip about Fragments:

Grammar Vids for Kids: Sentence Fragments

Short Video Clip about Run-on Sentences:

Grammar Vids for Kids: Run-On Sentences