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1. Is generally plural and requires plural verb

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

3. Commas are used to...

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

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

6. Special symbols that hellp you pronounce words correctly

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

8. Singular

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

10. Words used in place of nouns

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

12. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it

13. Join grammatically equal sentence elements. used in pairs ( both...and - either....or)

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

15. Musical terms ending in o

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

17. Not conformed to use among educated speakers

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

19. Pronouns that end in self

20. Incomplete sentence - phrase or clause

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

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

23. Bushes - Rodriguezes -Williames

24. 2 sentences incorrectly joind by a comma

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

26. Nonrestrictive clauses should be set off by...

27. Verb comes before the subject

28. 1 independent clause; no punctuation in sentence - can be joind by and

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

30. May be used to create transitions between thoughts (after all - by the way - for example)

31. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing

32. Who - whom - whose - which & that

33. Two or more

34. Form past tense by changing root and commonly adding en to past participle (eat - ate - eaten - eating)

35. Proper nouns become plural by adding s

36. 2 independent clauses & 1 dependent clause

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

38. Surviving from a previous period

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

40. 2000s - All Bs and Cs

41. Add 's (Horowitz's)

42. Nouns or pronouns previously mentioned

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

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

45. Prepositional phrases

46. Expected to occur later

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

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

49. Is plural

50. 2 independent clauses without proper punctuation - repair w/ comma & conjuction - semicolon - or seperating them