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1. (however - therefore -consequently) used to effect transitions from one though to another in independent clauses






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






3. Qualities - feelings & concepts; difficult to visualize






4. Expresses an action directed toward a person or thing






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






6. History of word






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






8. 2 nouns express combined ownership






9. Connecting words






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






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






12. Verb form that use with helping verbs to form the present participle and past-participle tense.






13. Plural ending in y w/ vowel before it






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






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






16. 1 independent and 1 dependent clause; dependent usually comes first w/ a comma






17. Incomplete sentence - phrase or clause






18. Plural






19. Only when a terminal clause adds unnecessaty info to the sentence....






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






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






22. 2 nouns express separate ownership






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






24. Singular uses singular verb






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






26. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words






27. Plural ending in s - x - z - ch - sh






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






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






30. A phrase or clause






31. Make any noun or pronoun modifying agerund possessive. (curtis's smoking)






32. 1 independent clause; no punctuation in sentence - can be joind by and






33. Words that connect other words or groups of words






34. Indicates present - the past & future






35. Verb and its modifiers - objucts & complements






36. Primarily as subjects of verbs






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






38. Is singular






39. Verb comes before the subject






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






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






42. Verb phrases that precede main clauses should be followed by...






43. Simple subject and all modifiers (words that describe or limit)






44. One






45. Can stand alone






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






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






48. Is generally plural and requires plural verb






49. Two or more






50. Action in a verb is directed toward the subject