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1. No longer used

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

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

4. Who - whom - whose - which & that

5. Can stand alone

6. Noun or pronoun prepositional phrase is talking about

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

8. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant

9. Adds additional info to sentence

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

11. One

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

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

14. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore

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

16. A phrase or clause

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

18. To rest (sit - sat)

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

20. Contains helpful info: punctuation - hyphenation - capitalization - number style - abbreviations - & commonly confused words

21. Join grammatically equal sentence elements. used in pairs ( both...and - either....or)

22. 2 independent clauses & 1 dependent clause

23. 1 independent clause; no punctuation in sentence - can be joind by and

24. 2 sentences incorrectly joind by a comma

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

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

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

28. Qualities - feelings & concepts; difficult to visualize

29. Express current action

30. Proper nouns become plural by adding s

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

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

33. Shortened forms of subjects & verbs (it's - there's)

34. 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

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

36. Singular

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

38. Primarily as subjects of verbs

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

40. A comma

41. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words

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

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

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

45. Words expressing strong feelings

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

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

48. Verb and its modifiers - objucts & complements

49. Connecting words

50. Is singular