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






2. Faculty - committee - team - group - jury-may be singular or plural depending on how they are used






3. 2 nouns express separate ownership






4. Describes actions that will take place before other future actions






5. Is singular






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






7. Action in a verb is directed toward the subject






8. Primarily as subjects of verbs






9. Is plural






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






11. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant






12. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....






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






14. yrs. - CPAs - Nos.






15. 2 independent clauses without proper punctuation - repair w/ comma & conjuction - semicolon - or seperating them






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






17. Surviving from a previous period






18. Indicates present - the past & future






19. Prepositional phrases containing verb forms are...






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






21. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words






22. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore






23. A phrase or clause






24. Often introduced by words such as then or as






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






26. Plural uses plural verb






27. Noun - pronoun - or adjective that renames or describes the subject. completes meaning of the subject and always follows the linking verb






28. Words that function as nouns - adjectives or adverbs - (gerunds - infinitives - & participles)






29. Describes ongoin actions that occured in the past - usually as another action is taking place






30. Who - whom - whose - which & that






31. MDs - PhDs






32. Answers To whom? To what? For what?






33. No longer used






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






35. Animal or things & introduces nonessential clauses






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






37. Verb comes before the subject






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






39. Action has been completed






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






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






42. Commas are used to...






43. Connecting words






44. Falls at the end of the sentence






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






46. Used to express command






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






48. Singular






49. Word combinations that are unique to that language






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