View>Show Bounding Box (Ctrl/Cm+Shift+B) and View>Show Edges (Ctrl/Cmd+H).
I already had that showing, I'll try and explain more. I want to select multiple lines ( let's say) and when I go to individually click on them, they don't remain highlighted.
To keep previously selected objects selected, ShiftClick the following ones.
If Ctrl+A does not select anything, and if no selection appears in the Info palette (select Objects in the flyout), something else is the matter, and it may be time to Move the folder
Thanks for your help Jacob,
I went ahead and refreshed my preferences. It didn't work. I believe I had a corrupt file. I had someone resend it to me and everything is working.