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

2. Plural ending in s - x - z - ch - sh

3. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore

4. When using the coordinating conjunction and......

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

6. Add 's (Horowitz's)

7. Is plural

8. The most used & misused punctuation mark

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

10. Musical terms ending in o

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

12. Complete dictionary - used in schools - libraries - newpapers - offices & organizations

13. Plural

14. Used to show continuous or repeated action

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

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

17. 's or ' on the last word (father-in-law's)

18. Verb comes before the subject

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

20. Word combinations that are unique to that language

21. Is singular

22. Join equal parts of sentences

23. Subjects are after the verb

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

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

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

27. Is generally plural and requires plural verb

28. Singular uses singular verb

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

30. Nouns or pronouns previously mentioned

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

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

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

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

35. Words that function as nouns - adjectives or adverbs - (gerunds - infinitives - & participles)

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

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

38. Surviving from a previous period

39. Noun or pronoun prepositional phrase is talking about

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

41. Falls at the end of the sentence

42. Expresses an action directed toward a person or thing

43. Pocket & desk dictionaries; shorter and condensed

44. Used in certain countries or regions

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

46. When one noun possess another

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

48. Make any noun or pronoun modifying agerund possessive. (curtis's smoking)

49. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....

50. Negative adverb is used in same sentence with negative verb.(Calling her won't do no good)