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1. Nouns or pronouns previously mentioned






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






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






4. When one noun possess another






5. Intro prepositional phrases of fewer than 4 words...






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






7. yrs. - CPAs - Nos.






8. Is singular






9. 1 independent clause; no punctuation in sentence - can be joind by and






10. Adds additional info to sentence






11. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant






12. History of word






13. MDs - PhDs






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






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






16. Pronouns that end in self






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






18. Nonrestrictive clauses should be set off by...






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






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






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






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






23. Words expressing strong feelings






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






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






26. Indicates present - the past & future






27. Can be singular or plural depending on the nouns they refer to






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






29. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it






30. Used to express doubt - a conjecture - or suggestion






31. 1. positive degree-used in merely describing or in limiting anouth word. 2. comparative degree-used to compare two persons or things. 3. superlative degree- used in the comparison of 3 or more persons or things






32. What is used to show the omission of words understood?






33. Not capitalized-generalized person - places & things






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






35. Surviving from a previous period






36. Action verb that does not require an object to complete it's action






37. Add ' (Horowitzes')






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






39. Plural uses plural verb


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






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






42. Qualities - feelings & concepts; difficult to visualize






43. A -an & the






44. Proper nouns become plural by adding s






45. Used to show continuous or repeated action






46. Formed by adding d or ed to present tense verb preceded by helping verb (has applied - have built)






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






48. Noun or pronoun prepositional phrase is talking about






49. 2 sentences incorrectly joind by a comma






50. Is generally plural and requires plural verb