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

2. Faculty - committee - team - group - jury-may be singular or plural depending on how they are used

3. 2 nouns express separate ownership

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

5. Is singular

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

7. Action in a verb is directed toward the subject

8. Primarily as subjects of verbs

9. Is plural

10. Indicate whether a noun is plural or singular & whether it is located nearby or farther away

11. Plural ending in y w/ counsonant

12. Dependent clauses that precede independent clauses....

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

14. yrs. - CPAs - Nos.

15. 2 independent clauses without proper punctuation - repair w/ comma & conjuction - semicolon - or seperating them

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

17. Surviving from a previous period

18. Indicates present - the past & future

19. Prepositional phrases containing verb forms are...

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

21. Joins nouns and pronouns to other words

22. 2 complete but related thoughts. 2 independent clauses; joined by; and - but or: or semicolon - or however - therefore

23. A phrase or clause

24. Often introduced by words such as then or as

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

26. Plural uses plural verb

27. Noun - pronoun - or adjective that renames or describes the subject. completes meaning of the subject and always follows the linking verb

28. Words that function as nouns - adjectives or adverbs - (gerunds - infinitives - & participles)

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

30. Who - whom - whose - which & that

31. MDs - PhDs

32. Answers To whom? To what? For what?

33. No longer used

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

35. Animal or things & introduces nonessential clauses

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

37. Verb comes before the subject

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

39. Action has been completed

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

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

42. Commas are used to...

43. Connecting words

44. Falls at the end of the sentence

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

46. Used to express command

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

48. Singular

49. Word combinations that are unique to that language

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