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Define an appositive
An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it.
Define Comma Splice
run-ons and fused sentences are terms describing two independent clauses which are joined together with no connecting word or punctuation to separate the clauses.
Define a Pronoun-antecedant agreement
A pronoun usually refers to something earlier in the text (its antecedent) and must agree in number — singular/plural — with the thing to which it refers.
Define an independant Clause
An independent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought. An independent clause is a sentence.
Define a dependant clause
A dependent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb but does not express a complete thought. A dependent clause cannot be a sentence.
Define Conjunctive adverbs
an adverb that connects independent clauses.
Conjunctions, Name em'
For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, & So
Define a Participial Phrase and give an example
includes the participle and the object of the participle or any words modified by or related to the participle.

Example:
The car sliding out of control toward building is going to hit the window.
SLIDING modifies the CAR. The verb is IS GOING
Define Infinitive Phrase
Infinitive phrases can function as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. Look at these examples:
To finish her shift without spilling another pizza into a customer's lap is Michelle's only goal tonight. (To finish her shift without spilling another pizza into a customer's lab functions as a noun because it is the subject of the sentence.)
What is a salutation?
Like 1.Dear so-and-so, 2.Dear Ladies and gentlemen: 3. To whom it may concern
What is Parallelism?
Maintaining tense