Calling all grammar Nazis

<p>Is this sentence a fragment: "Yet religion is an important structure throughout society."</p>

<p>mmmm i say it is
it's the yet that makes it</p>

<p>Pretty easy one.</p>

<p>Yes, it's a fragment. This confused me also at first because we have all seen sentences in literature/essays like "However, akfakweakfklwe." or "But, asdkfkewlelw."...there is often direct disagreement between grammar books over whether sentences beginning in "but" or "and" are permissible. "Yet" is not one of these disputed words, however, and its only place in "proper english" is as a subordinating conjuction.</p>

<p> do you not know that?</p>

<p>It's a dependent clause.</p>

<p>I loved the SAT II Writing. Honestly, from someone who hates standardized testing, the grammar section was fun.</p>

<p>Stylistically, you have the freedom to do that. Beginning a sentence with a conjunction often makes it dependent, but doing so is often considered an effective stylistic/artistic tool.</p>

<p>And (haha, I just did it) I agree; the grammar section was way fun.</p>

<p>" do you not know that?"</p>

<p>I get confused by reporters writing statements like this: "But sometimes starting with a conjunction can add vividness, power, and flow to thought" (<a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;).&lt;/p>

<p>You don't have to worry about me, jpps1. I know my grammar. Are there any mistakes you want to point out in my post?</p>