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English 111
Revising Sentence Fragments

Dear Desperate:

We are sorry to hear that you are having difficulty paying your bill; it is, however, your responsibility. Unfortunately we have no way to prevent you from making overseas calls, so you have to curb your own tendency to reach out and touch your friends. Following your instructions, we are sending a technician to remove your phone. Please be home this Friday morning as he will arrive then. Even though we will remove your phone, you are still responsible for the unpaid portion of your bill; it is your financial obligation. We would dislike referring this matter to a collection agency; it could ruin your credit rating. Sincerely,

Your friendly phone representative

C 1.Our company’s Internet-based sales are up twenty percent; however, our store sales are down thirty percent.

CS 2.Our computer assistants have only had three weeks of training, you cannot expect them to know the answer to every technical question.

Revision- Our computer assistants have only had three weeks of training; you cannot expect them to know the answer to every technical question.

RO 3.Ellen worked very hard on her report she really earned her A.

Revision- Ellen worked very hard on her report. She really earned her A.

C 4.The research on the effect of T.V. violence on children remains inconclusive, but still most of us would think that excessive exposure to images of violence would be harmful.

CS 5.Alternative forms of punishment such as home...
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