Short words that signal a position, or possession.
A preposition and its object.
Form of verb with the word "to" in front.
What punctuation can be used when combining two closely related complete sentences?
The acronym for the 7 coordinating conjunctions.
When a dependent clause comes at the beginning of a sentence, what punctuation is the clause followed by?
Expresses actions that happened once and are completed.
If you combine two independent clauses without the needed punctuation, you make an error called...
Form of punctuation needed before a coordinating conjunction
Type of error when you use a comma for punctuation, but it should be a semicolon instead.
A run-on sentence is also called a...
When a clause has a subject and a verb, but cannot form its own sentence, what type of clause is it?
When a clause has a subject and verb, and can stand on its own as a sentence, what type of clause is it?
When you use the same style or pattern of words in a sentence, you are using...
Used to describe/help nouns or pronouns
Used to describe/help verbs
Tense of verb that expresses action or state in the present time
Words that substitute for nouns
The word/words a pronoun replaces
If an antecedent is plural the pronoun replacing it must be...
When words, or phrases, are inserted into a sentence what punctuation is added?
What punctuation is used to show possession?
What punctuation is often used in a phrasal adjective?
Aside from vowels all the other letters are called
Meaning "to influence something". Getting a bad grade will _____ my GPA.
Meaning "a result" or "to cause something to happen." The _____ of the medication was felt.
Type of punctuation used to mark the end of a sentence that makes a statement
If a question is NOT a direct question, do NOT use a...
Punctuation used at the end of a sentence to express strong emotion.
To set off words in a sentence use...

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