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Business English

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1. Special symbols that hellp you pronounce words correctly






2. Noun or pronoun the sentence is about






3. Singular uses singular verb






4. Word often implied but not actually stated






5. Is plural






6. Small; contains no more thatn 75 -000 entries






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






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






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






10. Words expressing strong feelings






11. Often introduced by words such as then or as






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






13. 2 nouns express combined ownership






14. Can stand alone






15. Used to express command






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






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






18. Prepositional phrases containing verb forms are...






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






20. Plural






21. History of word






22. Musical terms ending in o






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






24. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore






25. A phrase or clause






26. yrs. - CPAs - Nos.






27. Answers To whom? To what? For what?






28. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words






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






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






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






32. Word or groups of words that explain or rename previously mentioned nouns or pronouns






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






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






35. Not capitalized-generalized person - places & things






36. Bushes - Rodriguezes -Williames






37. Expected to occur later






38. Are capitalized-specific person - places - & things






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






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






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






42. Faculty - committee - team - group - jury-may be singular or plural depending on how they are used






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






44. Express current action






45. Used in certain countries or regions






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






47. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it






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






49. A -an & the






50. 2 independent clauses & 1 dependent clause