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

2. One

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

4. A phrase or clause

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

6. Used to join unequal sentence elements; independent & dependent clauses

7. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant

8. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words

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

10. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore

11. Collection of synonyms and antonyms

12. Bushes - Rodriguezes -Williames

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

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

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

16. Join equal parts of sentences

17. Not conformed to use among educated speakers

18. Plural ending in y w/ vowel before it

19. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....

20. 2 independent clauses & 1 dependent clause

21. Often introduced by words such as then or as

22. Expected to occur later

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

24. Action in a verb is directed toward the subject

25. Prepositional phrases containing verb forms are...

26. Qualities - feelings & concepts; difficult to visualize

27. Used to express command

28. 2 sentences incorrectly joind by a comma

29. Words expressing strong feelings

30. Known as relative pronoun clauses

31. Primarily as subjects of verbs

32. Formed by adding r or er in one-syllable & some two syllable words or adding more/less

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

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

35. Prepositional phrases

36. 2 nouns express combined ownership

37. Singular

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

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

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

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

42. Verb and its modifiers - objucts & complements

43. Is generally plural and requires plural verb

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

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

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

47. Is singular

48. Can stand alone

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

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