Category Archives: English

Grammar Tutorial: Simple Present Tense

We use the simple present tense when expressing action in the present taking place once, never or several times, facts, actions taking place one after another, and action set by a timetable or schedule The simple present tense obeys the subject verb agreement and, of course, the verb is in present tense. Simple present tense are… Read More »

The Subject-Verb Agreement Rules Part 2

In the previous post, we have learned seven rules of the subject-verb agreement. We now continue with the 8th rule.  Rule 8: Modifiers between the subject and the verb does not affect the number of the subject.  Jason, who is a father of four, is currently suffering liver cancer.  In this sentence, the phrase “who is… Read More »

The Subject-Verb Agreement Rules Part 1

Subject-verb agreement means that the subject and verb endings agree in number. Determining singular or plural endings can be confusing because an -s ending on a noun indicates plural, whereas an -s ending on a verb indicates singular form. The subject of every sentence is either singular or plural, and that determines the ending of the verb.… Read More »

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 11

This is the eleventh part of the Civil Service Vocabulary Review series of Ph Civil Service Reviewer. In this series, we discuss the words that commonly appear in English vocabulary examinations. The other parts of this series can be found in this blog’s English page. Most of the meanings of the words below were taken from and Merriam Webster. I have simplified some of… Read More »

English Grammar Mock Quiz 1 – July to August

As you have observed, I am a new writer here at Ph Civil Service. I will be writing articles on Grammar and Correct Usage. 🙂 In the past month, I have discussed subject-verb agreement, how to identify pronouns, how to use the personal pronouns I and me, and contractions. Below is a mock quiz of all these topics.… Read More »

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