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1. 1 independent and 1 dependent clause; dependent usually comes first w/ a comma

2. When one noun possess another

3. Verb should agree with the closer subject

4. To place (set - setting)

5. Verb comes before the subject

6. A -an & the

7. A phrase or clause

8. Add 's (women's - children's - boss's - class's)

9. Special symbols that hellp you pronounce words correctly

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

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

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

13. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore

14. Pronouns that end in self

15. Surviving from a previous period

16. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....

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

18. Word often implied but not actually stated

19. Is generally plural and requires plural verb

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

21. Falls at the end of the sentence

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

23. History of word

24. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words

25. Intro prepositional phrases totaling 4 or more words...

26. Can be singular or plural depending on the nouns they refer to

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

28. Describes ongoin actions that occured in the past - usually as another action is taking place

29. To go up (rise - rose - risen)

30. Often introduced by words such as then or as

31. Only when a terminal clause adds unnecessaty info to the sentence....

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

33. Words used in place of nouns

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

35. Words that connect other words or groups of words

36. MDs - PhDs

37. Words that describe or limit verbs - adjectives or other adverbs; answer When? How? Where? To what extent?

38. Describes actions that began in the past & have continued to the present

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

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

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

42. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it

43. 2 nouns express separate ownership

44. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant

45. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing

46. Action in a verb is directed toward the subject

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

48. The-is used to describe a specific person or thing. can be used with singular or plural verbs

49. Plural

50. Collection of synonyms and antonyms