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






2. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words






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






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






5. Bushes - Rodriguezes -Williames






6. No longer used






7. Only when a terminal clause adds unnecessaty info to the sentence....






8. Words that connect other words or groups of words






9. The-is used to describe a specific person or thing. can be used with singular or plural verbs






10. Indicates present - the past & future






11. Add ' (Horowitzes')






12. Used to effect a transition from one thought to another & they may consist of more than one word (also called transitional expressions or conjunctions)






13. yrs. - CPAs - Nos.






14. Often introduced by words such as then or as






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






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






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






18. Known as relative pronoun clauses






19. May be used to create transitions between thoughts (after all - by the way - for example)






20. Used in casual writing or conversation but not formal






21. Verb should agree with the closer subject






22. 2 sentences incorrectly joind by a comma






23. Animal or things & introduces nonessential clauses






24. 2000s - All Bs and Cs






25. Word often implied but not actually stated






26. Musical terms ending in o






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






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






29. Proper nouns become plural by adding s






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






31. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it






32. Plural uses plural verb






33. Can stand alone






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






35. Prepositional phrases






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






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






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






39. History of word






40. Primarily as subjects of verbs






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






42. When one noun possess another






43. Words that describe or limit verbs - adjectives or other adverbs; answer When? How? Where? To what extent?






44. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....






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






46. Is generally plural and requires plural verb






47. Action has been completed






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






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






50. Short quotation are set off from the rest of a sentence by...