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1. Words used in place of nouns






2. Plural ending in y w/ vowel before it






3. 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






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






5. Info that the reader does not need to know - it should be sett off from the rest of sentence by commas






6. Special symbols that hellp you pronounce words correctly






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






8. Bushes - Rodriguezes -Williames






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






10. Surviving from a previous period






11. Commas are used to...






12. Express current action






13. Used to show continuous or repeated action






14. A phrase or clause






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






16. Used in casual writing or conversation but not formal






17. Can stand alone






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






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






20. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore






21. Noun or pronoun the sentence is about






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






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






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






25. Expresses an action directed toward a person or thing






26. Adds additional info to sentence






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






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






29. Refers to syllable of a word that gets the most emphasis






30. Shows physical or mental action






31. A comma






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






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






34. Primarily as subjects of verbs






35. Known as relative pronoun clauses






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






37. Two or more






38. Words that describe or limit verbs - adjectives or other adverbs; answer When? How? Where? To what extent?






39. Whom may function as the object of a verb or object of a preposition






40. 1 independent and 1 dependent clause; dependent usually comes first w/ a comma






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






42. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words






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






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






45. Pocket & desk dictionaries; shorter and condensed






46. Generally contains over 170 -000 entries






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






48. To rest (sit - sat)






49. No longer used






50. Is singular