4/06/06
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A Study in (Parallel?) Subordinate Clause Fragments

      As teachers, we are justifiably concerned with fragments in students' writing. It may be, however, that we can become overly zealous about eliminating all and every fragment in students' writing. Fragments can be found in the writing of professsionals. By what right, then, can we tell students that fragments are "incorrect"? This section of the KISS site is devoted to exploring those fragments in professional writing that consist of subordinate clauses that are detached from main clauses. The objective here is to collect and examine examples in order to see if there are reasons for these fragments.



 
No. 1. From Classic Americans: A Study of Eminent American Writers from Irving to Whitman, by Henry Seidel Canby. N.Y.: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1931. 193-194
The Selection Punctuation Ex. Analysis Key & Discussion - L6.1