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1. Describes ongoing actions that occured in the past - usually as another action was taking place

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

3. Words that function as nouns - adjectives or adverbs - (gerunds - infinitives - & participles)

4. Words used in place of nouns

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

6. Special symbols that hellp you pronounce words correctly

7. Not conformed to use among educated speakers

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

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

10. Words that connect other words or groups of words

11. Used to show continuous or repeated action

12. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing

13. MDs - PhDs

14. Join equal parts of sentences

15. Plural uses plural verb

16. The-is used to describe a specific person or thing. can be used with singular or plural verbs

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

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

19. Noun - pronoun - or adjective that renames or describes the subject. completes meaning of the subject and always follows the linking verb

20. Collection of synonyms and antonyms

21. Known as relative pronoun clauses

22. Used in casual writing or conversation but not formal

23. Pronouns that end in self

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

25. 2 independent clauses without proper punctuation - repair w/ comma & conjuction - semicolon - or seperating them

26. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it

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

28. Singular

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

30. Verb and its modifiers - objucts & complements

31. Proper nouns become plural by adding s

32. Express state of being and generally link to the subject that describe or renames them

33. Present form of verb is preceded by to (to call - to write)

34. Add 's (Horowitz's)

35. Words expressing strong feelings

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

37. 2 sentences incorrectly joind by a comma

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

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

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

41. Is plural

42. History of word

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

44. A comma

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

46. Separate 2 or more adjectives that equally modify or describe a noun

47. Verb expresses an action directed by the subject toward the object of verb

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

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

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