Fragments
Updated: 2/4/2021
Fragments

Storyboard Text

  • Harper, look what came in the mail today! It is your new study table, which we will assemble today.
  • Wow!
  • Alright let’s read the instructions, so we can start building. Oh no! The first part just says, “To check the completeness”.
  • Dad, what does that mean? Is that a sentence fragment?
  • Yes, it is a sentence fragment. What could this word group possibly be missing?
  • “Attaching it to the base of the table”
  • Oh gosh! Looks like there is another fragment.
  • Anyway, let us just skip that portion of the instructions.
  • This is already the third fragment we have seen on this manual. At this point, I’m not even surprised.
  • Another one? I guess we should skip that one too.
  • Since we really do not understand how to assemble this table, we should go and ask the workers of the shop.
  • “Such as the metal plate with six holes”
  • Hi there! We bought a study table from this shop and noticed that the instructions have several sentence fragments. I would like to ask, what is this supposed to mean? *points at the manual*
  • HOME DEPOT
  • We are sorry for the inconvenience. This one is supposed to be “Twist the silver rod, after attaching it to the base of the table.” There has been an ongoing problem regarding the grammar of the furniture manuals. Thank you so much for your feedback.
  • This day was more tiresome than I thought I anticipated. We deserve to get some popcorn before we head back home!
  • CAR RIDE
  • Now that’s a complete thought!