Possessive pronouns and adjectives both show ownership. The difference is that possessive pronouns are usually used after the noun (e.g. mine, yours, hers) while possessive adjectives come before it (e.g. my, your, her). Look at the following examples to see the difference.
Possessive Adjective: The red car is her car.
Possessive Pronoun: The red car is hers.
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Since the PH Civil Service Reviewer Facebook Page (please Like it) is asked by the same set of questions repeatedly, I have decided to create a Frequently Asked Questions page about the Civil Service Examination. Note that all these information are summarized from the official page of the Civil Service Exam.
Warning: As the CSC may change any rule or information in the link above any time, the information below may not be always up-to-date. Make sure to go the to official web page given above if the data you need is crucial or important.
Frequently Asked Questions in Civil Service Exam
1.) What is the Philippine Civil Service Exam?
The Civil Service Exam or the Career Service Examination is a set of examinations for people who want to work as government employee in the Philippines. Most positions in the government require Civil Service eligibility; that is, require persons who passed the CSE. » Read more
Reducing fractions to lowest terms is important in solving problems involving fractions. You need to reduce fractions to lowest terms in order to reduce the large numbers to smaller numbers to ease calculations. In addition, in most exams, answers should be in lowest terms.
You might also want to answer the practice exercises on reducing fractions to lowest terms with complete solutions.
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After learning about prepositions of place, let us now review the correct usage of prepositions of time. The most commonly used prepositions of time are surprisingly the same as propositions of place: at, on, and in. They are used as follows.
1.) At is usually used at precise time: at 7:00 o’clock, at midnight, at bed time, at Christmas, at the end of the week.
2.) In is used for longer periods of time such as months, years, seasons, part of the day and duration. For example, in May, in 2015, in summer, in the evening.
3.) On is used with days and dates. For example, on Monday, on June 21.
Notice that on is usually more precise than in such as “in Friday” and “on Friday evening.” » Read more
The use f preposition of place is one of the most confusing grammar rules, but they are actually quite simple if you know the rules. The most commonly confused preposition of place are in, on and at. Remember the following general rules.
1.) In is usually used to refer to an enclosed place. For example, in a box, in the room, in Japan. Notice that enclosed can mean a very small or very large place.
2.) On is usually used to refer to a surface. Use on when you referring to a thing attached to something. For example on a table, on the board, on the chair.
3.) At is used to refer to a particular point or place. For example, at the bank, at the entrance, at my girl friend’s house. Again, notice that the “point” can be enclosed or not.
There are many prepositions, but these three are the most confusing. » Read more
Choose the irregular verb that completes each sentence. You can see the correct answer by clicking the + button after the choices. Good luck.
Grammar Quiz – Irregular Verbs
1. Anne has _____ a very beautiful portrait.
2. Can you pay for me now? I ____ I brought my wallet but I didn’t.
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The order of operations namely multiplication, division, addition or subtraction or more popularly known as MDAS or PEMDAS is one of the most basic concepts in mathematics and yet many people are totally confused about it. Here is a 15-item quiz with solution to further your understanding about MDAS. Note that the rules are
1.) perform the operation inside the parenthesis
2.) perform the operation with exponent
3.) perform multiplication and division first before performing addition and subtraction
4.) if multiplication and division are adjacent operations, perform from left to right
5.) if addition and subtraction are adjacent operations, perform from left to right
Take note of rule 2 and 3 because this is the most common misconceptions of many. Many believes that since in MD, multiplication should be done first since M is before D. » Read more
Choose the best conjunction that completes each sentence. You can see the correct answer by clicking the + button after the choices. Good luck.
Grammar Quiz – Conjunctions
1. Mina watched the basketball match _____ her school’s team was playing.
2. In my room, I can see the garden, ___ in my sister’s room, she has a view of the road.
c.) that’s why
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