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25 Cards in this Set

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Mark of punctuation (') used to show possession, form plurals, and make contractions.
Mark of punctuation (:) used after an introduction or in separating hours from minutes in time.
Mark of punctuation (,) used to separate parts of sentences, such as after an introductory group of words, in a series, in compound sentences, in direct quotations, and in parenthetical expressions.
Additional words in a sentence that serve as modifiers and help complete the meaning of the sentence; noun in the predicate that refers to the subject or an adjective that describes the subject.
Consecutive adjectives
Modifiers that are not equal in rank and must appear in a specific order or the sentence will not make sense.
Coordinate adjectives
Modifiers that are equal in rank; that is, they can be changed around and the meaning will not be distorted.
Mark of punctuation (-) used to emphasize one or more parenthetical words.
Direct object
Noun or noun equivalent following an action verb that completes the sentence by answering the question "what" or "whom" after the verb.
Punctuation that shows the omission of words within a sentence-three periods with a space before and after each period (. . .).
Exclamation point
Mark of punctuation (!) used for emphasis after a word, phrase, or sentence.
Gerund phrase
Verbal phrase that functions as a noun.
Mark of punctuation (-) used for word division or in a compound word.
Indirect object
Noun or pronoun following a verb that names the receiver of the direct object, precedes the direct object, and answers the questions "to whom," "to what," "for whom," or "for what."
Infinitive phrase
Verbal phrase that functions as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
Words that describe other words in the sentence, adding descriptive details or specific definition to those words.
Marks of punctuation () used to enclose words or phrases that are needed for clarification but need to be deemphasized.
Parenthetical expression
Word, phrase, or clause that is not necessary to the grammatical completeness and meaning of the sentence and is set of by commas.
Participle phase
Verbal phrase that functions as an adjective.
Mark of punctuation (.) that is commonly used after declarative sentences, polite requests, abbreviations, and numbers in enumerations, among other uses.
Predicate adjective
Modifier that follows a linking verb in the predicate and describes the subject of the sentence.
Predicate noun
Noun or noun equivalent that follows a linking verb in the predicate and refers to the subject of the sentence.
Question mark
Mark of punctuation (?) used at the end of a sentence that asks a direct question.
Quotation marks
Marks of punctuation ("") that are used with direct quotations, titles, and single letters.
Mark of punctuation (;) that is used to separate compound sentences or a series within a series.
Mark of punctuation (_) used for underlining titles, specific words, paragraph headings, or single letters.