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






2. When one noun possess another






3. Verb should agree with the closer subject






4. To place (set - setting)






5. Verb comes before the subject






6. A -an & the






7. A phrase or clause






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






9. Special symbols that hellp you pronounce words correctly






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






11. Cannot stand alone; depends on independent clause for meaning






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






13. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore






14. Pronouns that end in self






15. Surviving from a previous period






16. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....






17. Just add ' (doctors' - bosses')






18. Word often implied but not actually stated






19. Is generally plural and requires plural verb






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






21. Falls at the end of the sentence






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






23. History of word






24. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words






25. Intro prepositional phrases totaling 4 or more words...






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






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






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






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






30. Often introduced by words such as then or as






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






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






33. Words used in place of nouns






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






35. Words that connect other words or groups of words






36. MDs - PhDs






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






38. Describes actions that began in the past & have continued to the present






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






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






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






42. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it






43. 2 nouns express separate ownership






44. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant






45. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing






46. Action in a verb is directed toward the subject






47. Formed by adding st or est in short adj. or adding most/least






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






49. Plural






50. Collection of synonyms and antonyms