This sentence is a fragment; please correct it? When told that it would be impossible for a woman to become a doctor, she became determined to follow her friend's advice. Not certain how she should proceed against the forces of prejudice.

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Here is the correct form for this sentence.  "When told that it would be impossible for a woman to become a doctor, she became determined to follow her friend's advice although she was not certain how she should proceed against the forces of prejudice."  The secret to fragments is to...

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Here is the correct form for this sentence.  "When told that it would be impossible for a woman to become a doctor, she became determined to follow her friend's advice although she was not certain how she should proceed against the forces of prejudice."  The secret to fragments is to look at the way the piece of a sentence is connected to the rest of the main sentence.  The first part of the sentence up to friend's advice is correct by itself; the problem comes in connecting the fragment beginning with not certain.  If that is to be connected also, you will need to use another subordinating or coordinating conjunction  to make it work.  Maybe it would help you to label the parts with a D for Dependent clause and an I for an Independent clause. Remember that a complex sentence has one or more Independent clauses with one or more Dependent clauses. 

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