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

2. Commas are used to...

3. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing

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

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

6. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....

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

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

9. Generally contains over 170 -000 entries

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

11. Used to express a fact

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

13. Primarily as subjects of verbs

14. Add 's (Horowitz's)

15. 2000s - All Bs and Cs

16. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore

17. The most used & misused punctuation mark

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

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

20. To lift up; to elevate (raise - raised)

21. Proper nouns become plural by adding s

22. When addresses are written in sentence form....

23. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it

24. Connect words - phrases and clauses of equal grammatical value or rank (and - or - but - nor)

25. Used to express command

26. Is plural

27. Is singular

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

29. Bushes - Rodriguezes -Williames

30. Plural ending in y w/ vowel before it

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

32. Surviving from a previous period

33. Incomplete sentence - phrase or clause

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

35. One

36. Verb comes before the subject

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

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

39. Animal or things & should be use to introduce essential clauses

40. Shows physical or mental action

41. Plural

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

43. Musical terms ending in o

44. A phrase or clause

45. To rest (sit - sat)

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

47. Singular uses singular verb

48. Special symbols that hellp you pronounce words correctly

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

50. Pronouns that end in self