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

2. 2 sentences incorrectly joind by a comma

3. Used to show continuous or repeated action

4. Commas are used to separate word that...

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

6. Negative adverb is used in same sentence with negative verb.(Calling her won't do no good)

7. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....

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

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

10. 2 nouns express separate ownership

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. Generally contains over 170 -000 entries

19. Formed by adding r or er in one-syllable & some two syllable words or adding more/less

20. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words

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

22. Nouns or pronouns previously mentioned

23. Occurs when a person is being addressed or spoken to directly - rather than about

24. Subjects are after the verb

25. 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

26. Describes past actions that took place before other past action

27. The most used & misused punctuation mark

28. Is generally plural and requires plural verb

29. Not capitalized-generalized person - places & things

30. Express action - occurrence - or a state of being

31. A phrase or clause

32. Verb form that use with helping verbs to form the present participle and past-participle tense.

33. Add 's (Horowitz's)

34. 's or ' on the last word (father-in-law's)

35. Join equal parts of sentences

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

37. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing

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

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

40. Plural ending in y w/ vowel before it

41. Plural uses plural verb

42. Words that connect other words or groups of words

43. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant

44. When nouns - verbs - adverbs or adjectives change form (child--children)

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

46. Is singular

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

48. Proper nouns become plural by adding s

49. When that follows a verb expressing command - use the subjunctive verb form (be)

50. Commonly used as objects of vebs or objects of prepositions