|Types of Fragments » Verbal Phrases (punctuated as sentences)|
They take a walk every day, rain or shine. Marching down the street side by side. Everybody turns to look at them as they pass.In the example above, the fragment is "Marching down the street side by side." It is a verbal phrase punctuated as if it were a complete sentence. A verbal is a verb being used as another part of speech. In this case, "marching" is a verbal, being used as an adjective, modifying "they."
In the example above, it is not clear who is marching, the old men or "everybody." A comma after "shine" would make it clear that it is the old men, and that everyone in the neighborhood does not participate in this daily parade:
They take a walk every day, rain or shine, marching down the street side by side. Everybody turns to look at them as they pass.
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