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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