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1. Commas are used to separate word that...






2. Connecting words






3. Verb or verb phrase the subject is doing






4. Add 's (Horowitz's)






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






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






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






8. yrs. - CPAs - Nos.






9. 2 independent clauses & 1 dependent clause






10. Words expressing strong feelings






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






12. Plural ending in o w/ vowel before it






13. Used in certain countries or regions






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






15. Qualities - feelings & concepts; difficult to visualize






16. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore






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






18. Indicates present - the past & future






19. Not capitalized-generalized person - places & things






20. Musical terms ending in o






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






22. Known as relative pronoun clauses






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






24. History of word






25. Noun or pronoun the sentence is about






26. Who - whom - whose - which & that






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






28. The most used & misused punctuation mark






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






30. Verb comes before the subject






31. Warn about the use of certain words






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






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






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






35. Is plural






36. Used in casual writing or conversation but not formal






37. Singular uses singular verb






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






39. Animal or things & introduces nonessential clauses






40. Add ' (Horowitzes')






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






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






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






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






45. Word or groups of words that explain or rename previously mentioned nouns or pronouns






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






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






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






49. 2 independent clauses without proper punctuation - repair w/ comma & conjuction - semicolon - or seperating them






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