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






2. Unrelated figures appearing side by side should be...






3. Used in certain countries or regions






4. Primarily as subjects of verbs






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






6. Prepositional phrases






7. The most used & misused punctuation mark






8. Degrees - personal titles & professional designations following persons name






9. Answers To whom? To what? For what?






10. Plural uses plural verb






11. Surviving from a previous period






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






13. Is generally plural and requires plural verb






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






15. Nonrestrictive clauses should be set off by...






16. Present tense of a verb preceded by the word to (to be - to sit)






17. Used to show continuous or repeated action






18. Incomplete sentence - phrase or clause






19. Make principle noun plural (fathers-in-law) (runners-up)






20. Expected to occur later






21. Words used in place of nouns






22. To place (set - setting)






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






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






25. Nouns or pronouns previously mentioned






26. Indicate whether a noun is plural or singular & whether it is located nearby or farther away






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






28. Special symbols that hellp you pronounce words correctly






29. Needed to identify the noun to which it refers; no commas should separate this clause from antecedent






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






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






32. Known as relative pronoun clauses






33. Just add ' (doctors' - bosses')






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






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






36. Describe nouns or pronouns; answer What kind? How many? Which one?






37. Pronouns that end in self






38. Word often implied but not actually stated






39. Used to join unequal sentence elements; independent & dependent clauses






40. No longer used






41. Add ' (Horowitzes')






42. 2000s - All Bs and Cs






43. History of word






44. Subjects are after the verb






45. One






46. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing






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






48. Can stand alone






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






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