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OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

Is "Please donate the following." a sentence or a fragment? Why or why not?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

@Ashleyisakitty

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

Do you have any thoughts. I'm going back and forth on if it is or not. Due to the multiple interpretations of "the following"

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

This would be a fragment. For it to be a sentence, where the following is something... you'd have to have a list... like so: Please donate the following: cheese, bread, napkins. You cannot just have "please donate the following." does that make sense? :)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

but then your above is incorrect as you cannot use a colon

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

That is the issue at hand.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Hmm then i am not sure because my teachers in the past and through readings, I see this all the time... using a colon sort of like the precedent for a list but my gut instinct and from prior learnings is that "Please donate the following." cannot be a complete sentence. I believe every sentence needs a subject.... there is nobody that this is being directed to, for example, Bob, please donate the following. but even still, it's odd that there is nothing following it that is all i would think about it though! but perhaps it can be both a sentence and a fragment? depending on how you interpret it and explain?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

@FibonacciChick666 omg im so mad u no why? cuz B was a possibility D:

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

i just took the test

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

T.T

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

but its okay thank you for your help :)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

so that means that it was a sentence o-o

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

Well, I'm not happy that that was a test, but I am happy to know the final answer

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

thanks @iheartfood for your input. I was unsure for that very reason.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

yeah i got a 70% :/ sigh and i could only take it once

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

oh well sa la vee (that is life)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

hey since you said you are good at math @FibonacciChick666 do you mind helping me with some?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

or @zepdrix

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

Well, since you just used me for a test, I must decline. The code of conduct does not support using the site for a test. Please check it out here http://openstudy.com/code-of-conduct

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

oh i'm sorry :( i did not know...okay then

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

you're welcome @FibonacciChick666 glad to have helped somewhat with input haha :P when you find out the definite answer, please let me know! I am curious as to what it really is! I would be truly shocked if it were a sentence, since i really do think it's a fragment! But english is really tricky haahhaa so if it's a fragment, i'd love to know why! :)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

according to that test, it is a sentence. Who knew?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

oh hahaha cool! and test? :/

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

yea, i found out after.... I wasn't happy

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ohh okay i see (i just read the above :/ ) bummer :( but thank you for letting me know! it's interesting to see how there are many ways to analyze a seemingly simple but really actually very complex phrase!

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

yea... and Indeed! It is quite fascinating

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

:)

2 years ago
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