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






2. Present tense of a verb preceded by the word to (to be - to sit)






3. 2 independent clauses & 1 dependent clause






4. Surviving from a previous period






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






6. Singular






7. Used to show continuous or repeated action






8. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing






9. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....






10. Can stand alone






11. Words used in place of nouns






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






13. The most used & misused punctuation mark






14. One






15. No longer used






16. 2000s - All Bs and Cs






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






18. To rest (sit - sat)






19. (however - therefore -consequently) used to effect transitions from one though to another in independent clauses






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






21. Commas are used to...






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






23. Subjects are after the verb






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






25. Pronouns that end in self






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






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






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






29. Word often implied but not actually stated






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






31. Often introduced by words such as then or as






32. Plural






33. Commonly used as objects of vebs or objects of prepositions






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






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






36. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words






37. 1 independent and 1 dependent clause; dependent usually comes first w/ a comma






38. Noun or pronoun prepositional phrase is talking about






39. Incomplete sentence - phrase or clause






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






41. Is plural






42. Used to express a fact






43. Special symbols that hellp you pronounce words correctly






44. Action has been completed






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






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






47. Verb and its modifiers - objucts & complements






48. Add 's (Horowitz's)






49. Are capitalized-specific person - places - & things






50. Not conformed to use among educated speakers