This sentence is a sentence fragment; please correct it. A woman friend, dying of cancer, suggested that Elizabeth, who loved to study, become a doctor. At first, Elizabeth totally rejected this suggestion.

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Actually, the first sentence and the second sentence are both correct sentences; neither one is a fragment.  If you remove the appositives in the first sentence, the main sentence will read "A woman friend suggested that Elizabeth become a doctor."  The second sentence has only the words "At first," to be confusing as the rest of the sentence is a simple sentence.  If you want to connect the two sentences, you may either connect it as a compound sentence by using a semi-colon between the two sentences (after doctor and before at).  The other option is to create a complex sentence and after the word doctor, use a subordinating conjunction such as "which" and then rephrase a bit to make sense.

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