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1. 1. positive degree-used in merely describing or in limiting anouth word. 2. comparative degree-used to compare two persons or things. 3. superlative degree- used in the comparison of 3 or more persons or things






2. To rest (lie - lay - lain - lying)






3. Adds additional info to sentence






4. Noun or pronoun prepositional phrase is talking about






5. Words that connect other words or groups of words






6. Present form of verb is preceded by to (to call - to write)






7. Refers to syllable of a word that gets the most emphasis






8. Generally contains over 170 -000 entries






9. Used in casual writing or conversation but not formal






10. Words that function as nouns - adjectives or adverbs - (gerunds - infinitives - & participles)






11. Whom may function as the object of a verb or object of a preposition






12. Commas are used to...






13. Action has been completed






14. 2 sentences incorrectly joind by a comma






15. Cannot stand alone; depends on independent clause for meaning






16. Express current action






17. Connect words - phrases and clauses of equal grammatical value or rank (and - or - but - nor)






18. Join equal parts of sentences






19. Animal or things & should be use to introduce essential clauses






20. Degrees - personal titles & professional designations following persons name






21. Answers To whom? To what? For what?






22. Just add ' (doctors' - bosses')






23. Falls at the end of the sentence






24. Describes ongoing action that will take place in future add wil be in front (I will be hearing)






25. Collection of synonyms and antonyms






26. Prepositional phrases






27. Simple subject and all modifiers (words that describe or limit)






28. Indicates present - the past & future






29. Make any noun or pronoun modifying agerund possessive. (curtis's smoking)






30. Expected to occur later






31. Not conformed to use among educated speakers






32. Intro prepositional phrases of fewer than 4 words...






33. Needed to identify the noun to which it refers; no commas should separate this clause from antecedent






34. Describes ongoing actions that occured in the past - usually as another action was taking place






35. When dates contain more than one element....






36. Occur when 2 or more adjectives appearing before a noun independently modify the noun






37. Info that the reader does not need to know - it should be sett off from the rest of sentence by commas






38. Formed by adding r or er in one-syllable & some two syllable words or adding more/less






39. 2000s - All Bs and Cs






40. Faculty - committee - team - group - jury-may be singular or plural depending on how they are used






41. Indicate whether a noun is plural or singular & whether it is located nearby or farther away






42. If it is five yrs or older - consider repacing it






43. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant






44. Plural uses plural verb






45. Express state of being and generally link to the subject that describe or renames them






46. Negative adverb is used in same sentence with negative verb.(Calling her won't do no good)






47. When using the coordinating conjunction and......






48. What is used to show the omission of words understood?






49. Pocket & desk dictionaries; shorter and condensed






50. Action verb that does not require an object to complete it's action