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    Aug 2, 2007, 12:10 PM
    Grammar, Writing
    I have a few that I need help with thank you... Whats wrong in this.

    Having become fonder of taking vacations and going on long weekends after the death of his wife.
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    Aug 2, 2007, 12:13 PM
    What about it? What does he do?

    Incomplete sentence again.
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    Aug 2, 2007, 12:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by J_9
    What about it? What does he do?

    Incomplete sentence again.
    Here are my options to choose from its not incomplete its either,
    a.correct
    b. run on
    c.fragment
    d.verb tense
    e.subject verb agreement
    f. pronoun agreement
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    Aug 2, 2007, 12:17 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Treecie
    I have a few that i need help with thank you...Whats wrong in this.

    Having become fonder of taking vacations and going on long weekends after the death of his wife.
    Incomplete- either tell what he did because he was fonder, or change sentence to read:

    He became fonder of taking vacations and going on long weekends after his wife's death.
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    #5

    Aug 2, 2007, 12:18 PM
    C. Fragment
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    Aug 2, 2007, 12:18 PM
    Orange, let's get the poster to do his/her own homework. We can't give them the answers, but we can help.
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    Aug 2, 2007, 12:19 PM
    What do you personally think the answer is and I will tell you if you are right.
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    #8

    Aug 2, 2007, 12:19 PM
    OK, sorry
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    #9

    Aug 2, 2007, 12:29 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by J_9
    What do you personally think the answer is and I will tell you if you are right.

    B is that right
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    Aug 2, 2007, 12:30 PM
    I'd pick another one if I were you.
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    Aug 2, 2007, 12:37 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by J_9
    What do you personally think the answer is and I will tell you if you are right.
    Is the answer c
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    Aug 2, 2007, 12:40 PM
    Very good, do you understand why?
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    #13

    Aug 2, 2007, 12:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by J_9
    I'd pick another one if I were you.
    Finale answer c
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    Aug 2, 2007, 12:53 PM
    Okay, but why did you pick c. Good choice, but why did you make that choice?
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    Aug 2, 2007, 01:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by J_9
    Okay, but why did you pick c. Good choice, but why did you make that choice?
    Because it does not go together right...
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    #16

    Aug 2, 2007, 01:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Treecie
    because it does not go together right...
    More than one sentence
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    Aug 2, 2007, 01:16 PM
    Well, it is a fragment because you don't finish your thought.

    You could say, and I will bold what I add so that you see it is a fragment:

    Having become fonder of taking vacations and going on long weekends after the death of his wife, Mr. Smith has vacationed on 3 different continents since his wife passed.
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    Aug 18, 2007, 06:24 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Treecie
    I have a few that i need help with thank you...Whats wrong in this.

    Having become fonder of taking vacations and going on long weekends after the death of his wife.
    More fond of taking vacations
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    Aug 18, 2007, 06:26 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by August13
    more fond of taking vacations
    Nope that's still not right as the sentence above is still not complete even if you change it to this.

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