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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