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1. Formed by adding r or er in one-syllable & some two syllable words or adding more/less

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

3. Intro prepositional phrases totaling 4 or more words...

4. Used in certain countries or regions

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

6. Join equal parts of sentences

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

8. Degrees - personal titles & professional designations following persons name

9. Pronouns that end in self

10. Verb should agree with the closer subject

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

12. 2 independent clauses & 1 dependent clause

13. Bushes - Rodriguezes -Williames

14. A comma

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

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

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

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

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

20. Noun or pronoun the sentence is about

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

22. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words

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

24. 2 independent clauses without proper punctuation - repair w/ comma & conjuction - semicolon - or seperating them

25. Used to show continuous or repeated action

26. Primarily as subjects of verbs

27. A -an & the

28. Words used in place of nouns

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

30. Action has been completed

31. When that follows a verb expressing command - use the subjunctive verb form (be)

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

33. Plural ending in y w/ vowel before it

34. Collection of synonyms and antonyms

35. Often introduced by words such as then or as

36. Expresses an action directed toward a person or thing

37. When one noun possess another

38. A phrase or clause

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

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

41. Prepositional phrases

42. When nouns - verbs - adverbs or adjectives change form (child--children)

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

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

45. Can stand alone

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

47. History of word

48. Plural

49. Answers To whom? To what? For what?

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