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

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

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

4. Verb comes before the subject

5. Used in casual writing or conversation but not formal

6. Noun or pronoun prepositional phrase is talking about

7. Adds additional info to sentence

8. Describes past actions that took place before other past action

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

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

11. Action verb that does not require an object to complete it's action

12. Used to show continuous or repeated action

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

14. Join equal parts of sentences

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

16. Two or more

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

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

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

20. Used to express command

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

22. Plural uses plural verb

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

24. Describes actions that will take place before other future actions

25. Words expressing strong feelings

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

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

28. Describe nouns or pronouns; answer What kind? How many? Which one?

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

30. 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

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

32. Used in certain countries or regions

33. To lift up; to elevate (raise - raised)

34. Not capitalized-generalized person - places & things

35. A phrase or clause

36. Verb form ending in ing that is used as a noun. often desctibes activities.

37. Commas are used to...

38. Word often implied but not actually stated

39. Person speaking - the person spoken to - or the person or object spoken of

40. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant

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

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

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

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

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

46. The most used & misused punctuation mark

47. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore

48. Indicates present - the past & future

49. Words used in place of nouns

50. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words