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






2. When they come before a compound subject and joined by and - the compound subject is singular






3. Prepositional phrases containing verb forms are...






4. To rest (sit - sat)






5. 2 nouns express combined ownership






6. Known as relative pronoun clauses






7. 2000s - All Bs and Cs






8. Verb and its modifiers - objucts & complements






9. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing






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






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






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






13. The most used & misused punctuation mark






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






15. Can stand alone






16. Expresses an action directed toward a person or thing






17. Verb form that use with helping verbs to form the present participle and past-participle tense.






18. 2 independent clauses & 1 dependent clause






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






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






21. Bushes - Rodriguezes -Williames






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






23. Falls at the end of the sentence






24. Needed to identify the noun to which it refers; no commas should separate this clause from antecedent






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






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






27. Used in certain countries or regions






28. Pronouns that end in self






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






30. To rest (lie - lay - lain - lying)






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






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






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






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






35. Subjects are after the verb






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






37. To lift up; to elevate (raise - raised)






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






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






40. Two or more






41. Person - place - thing - qualities - feelings - concepts - activities & measures






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






43. 's or ' on the last word (father-in-law's)






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






45. Whom may function as the object of a verb or object of a preposition






46. Often introduced by words such as then or as






47. Commas are used to...






48. Verb should agree with the closer subject






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






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