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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