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Never hyphenate prefixes (i.e. nonemployer, postrecessionary, multifaceted). As per Chicago Manual Style, usa a hyphen when two words are combined to make an adjective (a noun + participle) preceding a noun: … 42 more words

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Participles

A participle is a form of verb that is used in a sentence to modify a noun and/or verb. You may or may not have given much thought to participles. 653 more words

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Dangling Participle & Reflexive Confusion - Thank you, Wired!

This is the opening paragraph to a piece on wired.com about the departure of Jeremy Clarkson from the BBC car / driving show Top Gear. It caught my eye initially because of the himself; the extraneous reflexive is a common error among the wannabe litterati because, as with many grammar mistakes, it sounds to them more dignified (when in reality it is, of course, plain wrong). 175 more words

Pronouns

Participle Story (2 Points)

  • In your CB, write a creative story that includes shifts in verb tense, using at least one of each of the starred helper+participle combos from your notes.
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101. Add-On Participles

Sentences can be expanded by adding on a participle and its dependent words at the end

DEFINITION OF ADD-ON PARTICIPLES

Participles are verbs used to describe nouns in an adjective-like way (see… 1,156 more words

Academic And Professional Writing

98. “Very”, “Much” & “Very Much”

Choosing between “very”, “much” & “very much” depends more on the kind of word after them than on what they mean

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THE CLOSENESS OF “VERY”, “MUCH” AND “VERY MUCH” 1,312 more words

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