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

2. Who may function as the subject of a verb or as the subject complement of noun following linkg verb

3. A comma

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

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

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

7. Used in certain countries or regions

8. Pocket & desk dictionaries; shorter and condensed

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

10. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore

11. Falls at the end of the sentence

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

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

14. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing

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

16. Plural ending in y w/ vowel before it

17. Used to join unequal sentence elements; independent & dependent clauses

18. Two or more

19. Collection of synonyms and antonyms

20. Noun or pronoun prepositional phrase is talking about

21. Proper nouns become plural by adding s

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

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

24. Express current action

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

26. When one noun possess another

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

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

29. No longer used

30. 2 nouns express separate ownership

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

32. Used to show continuous or repeated action

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

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

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

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

37. 2 independent clauses without proper punctuation - repair w/ comma & conjuction - semicolon - or seperating them

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

39. Is plural

40. MDs - PhDs

41. The most used & misused punctuation mark

42. Used to show actions that are already completed or perfected

43. Small; contains no more thatn 75 -000 entries

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

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

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

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

48. Incomplete sentence - phrase or clause

49. Can stand alone

50. A phrase or clause