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What does the following sentence need? Planning on getting married for over a year.



A. The sentence is correct.
B. The group of words is a dependent clause and can t stand alone as a sentence.
C. The group of words is a phrase and is missing a verb; it cannot stand alone as a sentence.
D. The group of words is a run-on or comma splice and needs a conjunction or semicolon.

This question is part of Run-ons, comma splices, and fragments
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jan 24, 2020

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A. Daniels

A. Daniels, Professor, San Diego

Answered Oct 22, 2018

The grouping of words is a dependent clause, and it can't stand alone as a sentence. A dependent clause is a section that provides a sentence element with additional information, but which cannot stand alone in a sentence. A dependent clause can either refine an adjacent clause of serve as a component of an individual clause. A dependent clause usually starts with a dependent word. One kind of dependent word is a subordinating conjunction. Subordinating conjunctions are used to begin...Read More
 

Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

Answered Oct 20, 2017

The group of words is a phrase and is missing a verb; it cannot stand alone as a sentence.
 

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