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Title: fragments in the writings of saudi secondary school graduates: identification and remedy
Author(s): mohammed k. harmoush
Source: J. King Saud Univ, Vol.15, Arts (2) (year 200),

Abstract: This paper traces the sentence fragments in the compositions of fifty Saudi secondary school graduates (male and female) learning English as a foreign language. A total of ninety-seven fragments have been identified, at a rate of approximately two fragments in each composition. The study attempts to describe the identified sentence fragments in fair terms including an analysis of how the fragments are made and interpretative comments of how a remedy can be applied. The study recommends that students have to revise their compositions, before handing them in, to see if any of the main sentence elements is missing, and to be sure that the sentences have been punctuated properly...

Addresses: english department, faculty of arts, king saud university, riyadh, saudi arabia..

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Country Code: SA