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Types of Fragments » Appositives (punctuated as sentences)

Everybody turns to look at them as they pass. Retired businessmen, each wearing a suit and tie. The old men pay no attention to traffic signals.
In the example above, the fragment is "Retired businessmen, each wearing a suit and tie." It is an appositive. An appositive is a word or group of words that renames a noun or pronoun. Appositives punctuated as complete sentences can be confusing, because it is often not clear what noun they are renaming. This passage can be fixed by using a comma instead of a period after "suit and tie":
Everybody turns to look at them as they pass. Retired businessmen, each wearing a suit and tie, the old men pay no attention to traffic signals.



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