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abbreviation actually adjectives adverbs American English apples auxiliary verbs better called comma complement completely compound connective considered construction Corsicans deal decide definitely developed dialects Dick dictionary exactly Exercises—Chapter expressions fact feel following sentences footnotes formal function words gerund give grammar graphology group of words guess habits hyphen idea independent clauses indicate inflections instance instructor John kind language Latin lettermen logic look mark meaning modify never notice nouns paper paragraph past participle past tense phrase plain form plural possessive form possible probably pronouns prove punctuation question reader reason refer relation Roman numerals rules seems semicolon shibboleths simply singular slang sometimes sound speaker spelling standard English standard usage statement structure subordinate clause substantive Suppose syllable syllogism talk tence term theory tion trouble true uninflected words usually verb verb-phrase writing