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






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






3. Shortened forms of subjects & verbs (it's - there's)






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






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






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






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






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






9. Subjects are after the verb






10. Make any noun or pronoun modifying agerund possessive. (curtis's smoking)






11. Is plural






12. Animal or things & introduces nonessential clauses






13. yrs. - CPAs - Nos.






14. Two or more






15. Opposing or contrasting expressions (not - never - but - yet)






16. The most used & misused punctuation mark






17. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing






18. Qualities - feelings & concepts; difficult to visualize






19. Primarily as subjects of verbs






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






21. Join equal parts of sentences






22. Animal or things & should be use to introduce essential clauses






23. Action in a verb is directed toward the subject






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






25. Warn about the use of certain words






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






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






28. Prepositional phrases containing verb forms are...






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






30. Not capitalized-generalized person - places & things






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






32. 2 nouns express combined ownership






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






34. Generally contains over 170 -000 entries






35. Surviving from a previous period






36. Used to express command






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






38. Not conformed to use among educated speakers






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






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






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






42. Plural ending in y w/ vowel before it






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






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






45. Incomplete sentence - phrase or clause






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






47. 2 independent clauses without proper punctuation - repair w/ comma & conjuction - semicolon - or seperating them






48. Often introduced by words such as then or as






49. Make principle noun plural (fathers-in-law) (runners-up)






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