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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. Just add ' (doctors' - bosses')

3. No longer used

4. Are capitalized-specific person - places - & things

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

6. Qualities - feelings & concepts; difficult to visualize

7. Adds additional info to sentence

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

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

10. Indicate whether a noun is plural or singular & whether it is located nearby or farther away

11. Collection of synonyms and antonyms

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

13. Plural uses plural verb

14. Commas are used to separate word that...

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

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

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

18. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing

19. History of word

20. Known as relative pronoun clauses

21. Simple subject and all modifiers (words that describe or limit)

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

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

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

25. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it

26. Word combinations that are unique to that language

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

28. Express state of being and generally link to the subject that describe or renames them

29. Add 's (Horowitz's)

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

31. Noun or pronoun the sentence is about

32. Pronouns that end in self

33. Verb and its modifiers - objucts & complements

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

35. 2 nouns express combined ownership

36. Answers To whom? To what? For what?

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

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

39. Used to express command

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

41. Verb comes before the subject

42. Not conformed to use among educated speakers

43. Primarily as subjects of verbs

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

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

46. Two or more

47. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words

48. To rest (sit - sat)

49. When addresses are written in sentence form....

50. Used in certain countries or regions