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1. Animal or things & introduces nonessential clauses

2. To rest (sit - sat)

3. Join equal parts of sentences

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

5. The-is used to describe a specific person or thing. can be used with singular or plural verbs

6. When using the coordinating conjunction and......

7. Formed by adding st or est in short adj. or adding most/least

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

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

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

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

12. 2 independent clauses & 1 dependent clause

13. Words expressing strong feelings

14. When addresses are written in sentence form....

15. To place (set - setting)

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

17. When dates contain more than one element....

18. Verb form ending in ing that is used as a noun. often desctibes activities.

19. Is singular

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

21. One

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

23. History of word

24. Can stand alone

25. Is generally plural and requires plural verb

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

27. 's or ' on the last word (father-in-law's)

28. Connecting words

29. Not conformed to use among educated speakers

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

31. Prepositional phrases containing verb forms are...

32. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore

33. Indicates present - the past & future

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

35. Add 's (Horowitz's)

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

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

38. A comma

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

40. Noun or pronoun the sentence is about

41. Plural uses plural verb

42. Singular uses singular verb

43. A -an & the

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

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

46. Word often implied but not actually stated

47. Qualities - feelings & concepts; difficult to visualize

48. Present form of verb is preceded by to (to call - to write)

49. To go up (rise - rose - risen)

50. Expected to occur later