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1. Nouns or pronouns previously mentioned

2. Occur when 2 or more adjectives appearing before a noun independently modify the noun

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

4. When one noun possess another

5. Intro prepositional phrases of fewer than 4 words...

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

7. yrs. - CPAs - Nos.

8. Is singular

9. 1 independent clause; no punctuation in sentence - can be joind by and

10. Adds additional info to sentence

11. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant

12. History of word

13. MDs - PhDs

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

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

16. Pronouns that end in self

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

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

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

20. When dates contain more than one element....

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

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

23. Words expressing strong feelings

24. Small; contains no more thatn 75 -000 entries

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

26. Indicates present - the past & future

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

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

29. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it

30. Used to express doubt - a conjecture - or suggestion

31. 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

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

33. Not capitalized-generalized person - places & things

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

35. Surviving from a previous period

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

37. Add ' (Horowitzes')

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

39. Plural uses plural verb

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

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

42. Qualities - feelings & concepts; difficult to visualize

43. A -an & the

44. Proper nouns become plural by adding s

45. Used to show continuous or repeated action

46. Formed by adding d or ed to present tense verb preceded by helping verb (has applied - have built)

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

48. Noun or pronoun prepositional phrase is talking about

49. 2 sentences incorrectly joind by a comma

50. Is generally plural and requires plural verb