Grammar on Microsoft Word?

I have a summer reading essay on Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Microsoft word is saying that the following sentences are fragments. Do you agree or is it just Microsoft being Microsoft? It says the second and third sentences are fragments."In "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, one character distinctly stands out. A character that makes bold decisions; a character that might not even exist. That character is the Oracle of the Hills and Caves; Agbala. "

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3 Responses to “Grammar on Microsoft Word?”

  1. diffusiometer says:

    Yes, the following “sentence”:A character that makes bold decisions; a character that might not even exist. is not a sentence at all. It is a sentence fragment. An sentence must have a subject and a predicate. The above phrase has neither.EDIT: Here is the same passage, rewritten:In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, the character Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and Caves, stands out distinctly as a character who makes bold decisions. It is ironic that he is also a character who may not even exist.

  2. tode says:

    A character who makes bold decisions and who might not even exist.That character is Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and Caves. “

  3. acetoacetate says:

    The second is certainly a fragment – it could better be written as an extension of the first sentence, after a colon. I personally think the third sentence is fine.I regularly find Microsoft picking up non-existent fragments!