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1. Words used in place of nouns

2. Plural ending in y w/ vowel before it

3. 1. positive degree-used in merely describing or in limiting anouth word. 2. comparative degree-used to compare two persons or things. 3. superlative degree- used in the comparison of 3 or more persons or things

4. Action verb that does not require an object to complete it's action

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

6. Special symbols that hellp you pronounce words correctly

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

8. Bushes - Rodriguezes -Williames

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

10. Surviving from a previous period

11. Commas are used to...

12. Express current action

13. Used to show continuous or repeated action

14. A phrase or clause

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

16. Used in casual writing or conversation but not formal

17. Can stand alone

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

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

20. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore

21. Noun or pronoun the sentence is about

22. Animal or things & should be use to introduce essential clauses

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

24. Describes ongoing actions that occured in the past - usually as another action was taking place

25. Expresses an action directed toward a person or thing

26. Adds additional info to sentence

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

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

29. Refers to syllable of a word that gets the most emphasis

30. Shows physical or mental action

31. A comma

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

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

34. Primarily as subjects of verbs

35. Known as relative pronoun clauses

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

37. Two or more

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

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

40. 1 independent and 1 dependent clause; dependent usually comes first w/ a comma

41. Express state of being and generally link to the subject that describe or renames them

42. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words

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

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

45. Pocket & desk dictionaries; shorter and condensed

46. Generally contains over 170 -000 entries

47. Present form of verb is preceded by to (to call - to write)

48. To rest (sit - sat)

49. No longer used

50. Is singular