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

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

3. Prepositional phrases containing verb forms are...

4. To rest (sit - sat)

5. 2 nouns express combined ownership

6. Known as relative pronoun clauses

7. 2000s - All Bs and Cs

8. Verb and its modifiers - objucts & complements

9. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing

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

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

12. Who may function as the subject of a verb or as the subject complement of noun following linkg verb

13. The most used & misused punctuation mark

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

15. Can stand alone

16. Expresses an action directed toward a person or thing

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

18. 2 independent clauses & 1 dependent clause

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

20. Form past tense by changing root and commonly adding en to past participle (eat - ate - eaten - eating)

21. Bushes - Rodriguezes -Williames

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

23. Falls at the end of the sentence

24. Needed to identify the noun to which it refers; no commas should separate this clause from antecedent

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

26. Negative adverb is used in same sentence with negative verb.(Calling her won't do no good)

27. Used in certain countries or regions

28. Pronouns that end in self

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

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

31. Info that the reader does not need to know - it should be sett off from the rest of sentence by commas

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

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

34. Person speaking - the person spoken to - or the person or object spoken of

35. Subjects are after the verb

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

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

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

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

40. Two or more

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

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

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

44. Separate 2 or more adjectives that equally modify or describe a noun

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

46. Often introduced by words such as then or as

47. Commas are used to...

48. Verb should agree with the closer subject

49. Describes past actions that took place before other past action

50. Describes ongoing action that will take place in future add wil be in front (I will be hearing)