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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