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Anonymous:
I'm working on a resume and for the life of me I can't get this one sentence to be read in MS Word with that squiggly green line telling me it's a fragment.

Please feel free to make any adjustments as long as it's basically saying the same.

"Coordinated with management the organization of special events, including private and formal parties in various venues throughout the city."

Appreciate any help
1 commentIt is a fragment. To make it a sentence, you'd say "I coordinated... "

But resumes are supposed to have fragments. I think you can right click and tell it to ingore that rule.

However:

What did you mean by "management the organization"? Coordinated with management to organize special events?

And you should have a comma after "parties" or remove the comma before "including."
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Hi,

"Coordinated with management the organization of special events, including private and formal parties in various venues throughout the city."

It's because this is a fragment. It's like saying 'Painted the wall'. It's only a piece of a sentence.

However, on resumes, such fragments are perfectly OK. In fact, we don't normally write complete sentences on our resumes. So, I advise you not to worry about the green line.

Best wishes, Clive
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Anonymous:
Thank you both. I was thinking the same thing, however ther resume is full of fragments and none of them are recognized as fragments except this one, so it kind of threw me off.

and grammar geek, the part where you said "to organize," the only thing is that I wouldn't be able to rephrase it like that because resume's should be in past tense. "to organize" doesn't imply past tense (to me at least, although i'm no pro like you guys).
Your "coordinated" is still in the past. You can use "to organize" as I've indicated. I had to read "Coordinated with management the organization" several times to understand what you meant and you don't want to make a potential employer stuggle to get your meaning.

Think of this:
Last week, I reorganized my shelves to show off my favorite knickknacks. It took place in the past (reorganized), but the infinitive "to show off" is still there.

Also, resumes can be in the present tense if you're still engaged in that job function. My current job says "Write, edit, create, etc." but my past blocks say "wrote, edited, created, etc."
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Hi GG,

That what you wroted were interesting. (ha-ha, been there, done that too)

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Oh bloody hell!

Clive, you're a moderator - fix that for me? Pretty please??
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He did fix.. didn't he?
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Yes.

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