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






2. Plural ending in s - x - z - ch - sh






3. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore






4. When using the coordinating conjunction and......






5. Verb form that use with helping verbs to form the present participle and past-participle tense.






6. Add 's (Horowitz's)






7. Is plural






8. The most used & misused punctuation mark






9. (however - therefore -consequently) used to effect transitions from one though to another in independent clauses






10. Musical terms ending in o






11. Make principle noun plural (fathers-in-law) (runners-up)






12. Complete dictionary - used in schools - libraries - newpapers - offices & organizations






13. Plural






14. Used to show continuous or repeated action






15. Contains helpful info: punctuation - hyphenation - capitalization - number style - abbreviations - & commonly confused words






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






17. 's or ' on the last word (father-in-law's)






18. Verb comes before the subject






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






20. Word combinations that are unique to that language






21. Is singular






22. Join equal parts of sentences






23. Subjects are after the verb






24. Occurs when a person is being addressed or spoken to directly - rather than about






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






26. Formed by adding st or est in short adj. or adding most/least






27. Is generally plural and requires plural verb






28. Singular uses singular verb






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






30. Nouns or pronouns previously mentioned






31. Word or groups of words that explain or rename previously mentioned nouns or pronouns






32. Noun - pronoun - or adjective that renames or describes the subject. completes meaning of the subject and always follows the linking verb






33. Noun or pronoun that answers What? or Whom?






34. Used to effect a transition from one thought to another & they may consist of more than one word (also called transitional expressions or conjunctions)






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






36. Commonly used as objects of vebs or objects of prepositions






37. Shortened forms of subjects & verbs (it's - there's)






38. Surviving from a previous period






39. Noun or pronoun prepositional phrase is talking about






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






41. Falls at the end of the sentence






42. Expresses an action directed toward a person or thing






43. Pocket & desk dictionaries; shorter and condensed






44. Used in certain countries or regions






45. Formed by adding ing to present tense verb preceded by helping verb(is studying)






46. When one noun possess another






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






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






49. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....






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