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1. History of word

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

3. Nonrestrictive clauses should be set off by...

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

5. Used to express a fact

6. Present tense of a verb preceded by the word to (to be - to sit)

7. Person - place - things you can see - touch - feel - taste - smell - hear

8. Plural ending in y w/ vowel before it

9. Subjects are after the verb

10. One

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

12. Verb expresses an action directed by the subject toward the object of verb

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

14. Noun or pronoun the sentence is about

15. Verb and its modifiers - objucts & complements

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

17. Form past tense by changing root and commonly adding en to past participle (eat - ate - eaten - eating)

18. A comma

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

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

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

22. To place (lay - laid - laid - laying)

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

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

25. Short quotation are set off from the rest of a sentence by...

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

27. Action has been completed

28. Plural

29. Words that connect other words or groups of words

30. Who - whom - whose - which & that

31. No longer used

32. Primarily as subjects of verbs

33. 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

34. Singular

35. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....

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

37. Verb should agree with the closer subject

38. yrs. - CPAs - Nos.

39. Verb phrases that precede main clauses should be followed by...

40. Separate 2 or more adjectives that equally modify or describe a noun

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

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

43. Prepositional phrases containing verb forms are...

44. Expected to occur later

45. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant

46. Person - place - thing - qualities - feelings - concepts - activities & measures

47. Action in a verb is directed toward the subject

48. Musical terms ending in o

49. Used to express doubt - a conjecture - or suggestion

50. To place (set - setting)