Praxis Core Writing
Terms in this set (22)
1. to receive something offered
2. to leave out
1. verb that means influence
2. noun that means result
1. referring to 3 or more items/people
2. referring to 2 items/people
1. items that can be counted
2. items that can't be counted & items referred to as a whole
2. when referrring to time or to mean "next" and "in that case"
1. Their application for a loan is approved.
2. Indicates a position/place or acts as a placeholder at the beginning of a sentence
Use to mean excessively or also
Adjectives describe or indicate degree. They answer the questions WHAT KIND? HOW MANY? WHICH ONE? To determine whether to use an adjective or an adverb, locate the word it describes. Adjectives decribe nouns or pronouns. Adjectives are also used after linking verbs.
Adverbs describe or indicate degree. They answer the questions HOW? WHY? WHEN? WHERE? HOW MUCH? or TO WHAT DEGREE? To determine whether to use an adverb or an adjective, locate the word it describes. Adverbs describe action verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.
Nouns name PEOPLE, PLACES, or THINGS. A singular noun takes a singular verb in a sentence; a plural noun take a plural verb.
Capitalize proper nouns that name specific people, places, or things.
DO NOT capitalize common nouns that name general people, places, or things.
Possessives show ownership. Forming possessives is a complex issue on which experts disagree. If you follow the rules below, we believe this issue will be less confusing.
Form the possessive on?
Form the possessive only on nouns or pronouns that represent living things, celestial bodies, time, distance, or value.
Prepositions connect nouns or pronouns to other words in a sentence. Two of the most common prepositions are the words OF and FOR. Other common prepositions can be recognized by picturing how an airplane flies in a cloudy sky. The airplane can fly _______ the clouds.
A pronoun refers to or substitutes a noun in a given sentence.
Brackets are used to insert explanations, corrections, clarifications, or comments into quoted material.
Colons signal the reader that additional information with follow to elaborate on or to explain a statement. Colons are also used to introduce lists, tables, words, and formal quotations and to show time and ratios.
EX. We saw several cars: a Honda, a Ford, and a Toyota.
Parentheses are used to enclose nonessential or supplemental information in a sentence.
Semicolons separate two complete statements that are closely related. As a general rule, if a period will not
work, neither will a semicolon. Semicolons also separate items in a series or equal parts of a sentence.
EX. We should go shopping today; Macy's has a sale.
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