[ frag-muh n-tahyz ]
/ ˈfræg mənˌtaɪz /
verb (used with object), frag·ment·ized, frag·ment·iz·ing.
to break (something) into fragments; break (something) apart.
verb (used without object), frag·ment·ized, frag·ment·iz·ing.
to fall into fragments.
Is It OK To Have Sentence Fragments?A sentence fragment is a group of words that doesn’t contain all of the required parts of a sentence. In other words, a sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence. It generally lacks a main subject, a verb, or both. A subject is the noun (person, place, or thing) that performs the main action of the sentence. This main action is the verb. Conversely, a complete …
Why Do We Use Parentheses?Parentheses offset text that isn’t important to the meaning of a sentence. Things like extra information, clarifications, asides, or citations. The information inside the parentheses can be as short as a number or a word, or it can be as long as a few sentences. Parentheses always appear in pairs. They’re often used where commas would also be appropriate. Clarifying and Adding Extra A sentence …
Also especially British, frag·ment·ise.
Related formsfrag·ment·i·za·tion, nounfrag·ment·iz·er, noun
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