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1. Used in certain countries or regions

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

3. Two or more

4. A comma

5. Shows physical or mental action

6. Nouns or pronouns previously mentioned

7. Is generally plural and requires plural verb

8. Used to express command

9. Join equal parts of sentences

10. Short quotation are set off from the rest of a sentence by...

11. Not conformed to use among educated speakers

12. Describes ongoin actions that occured in the past - usually as another action is taking place

13. A -an & the

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

15. Words used in place of nouns

16. Singular uses singular verb

17. Words that connect other words or groups of words

18. MDs - PhDs

19. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words

20. Used in casual writing or conversation but not formal

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

22. Proper nouns become plural by adding s

23. When one noun possess another

24. Expected to occur later

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

26. Singular

27. Plural

28. Word combinations that are unique to that language

29. Primarily as subjects of verbs

30. Used to show continuous or repeated action

31. Collection of synonyms and antonyms

32. 2000s - All Bs and Cs

33. To place (set - setting)

34. To place (lay - laid - laid - laying)

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

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

37. Opposing or contrasting expressions (not - never - but - yet)

38. 2 sentences incorrectly joind by a comma

39. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing

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

41. Pocket & desk dictionaries; shorter and condensed

42. Action in a verb is directed toward the subject

43. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it

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

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

46. When they come before a compound subject and joined by and - the compound subject is singular

47. Express current action

48. Prepositional phrases

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

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