Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz 6

It seems that everybody enjoyed the previous grammar quizzes, so I plan to create a few more. Below is the sixth of the Grammar Quiz Series.

Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz 6

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate word.

1. The coffee is sweet. I think you put too ___ sugar.

a.) many
b.) much
c.) more
d.) excessive

Answer
b. much (many is used for nouns that you can count)

2. The princess wanted to leave the palace, but the king wouldn’t let her go. So, she escaped in ____ wearing a guard’s armor.  » Read more

The Least Common Multiple Quiz

After taking the Greatest Common Factor Quiz, let me give you a Least Common Multiple Quiz, a topic that is quite related to greatest common factor. In case you missed it, I have already explained the concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM), you can read it before taking the quiz. The LCM is needed to add or subtract fractions, particularly dissimilar fractions.

The Least Common Multiple Quiz

Find the least common factor of the following numbers.

1.) 6 and 8

Answer
24

2.) 5 and 4  » Read more

Greatest Common Factor Quiz

After learning How to Get the Greatest Common Factor of Two Numbers, let’s have a quiz! The greatest common factor is used to reduce a fraction to lowest terms, so I included such items on the quiz below.

To reduce a fraction to lowest terms, get the greatest common factor of the numerator and the denominator, and then divide

Greatest Common Factor Quiz

Part 1: Get the greatest common factor of the following numbers.

1.) 12 and 15

Answer
3

2.) 18 and 28  » Read more

How to Get the Greatest Common Factor of Numbers

The numbers that can divide an integer is called its factor or divisor. For example, the factors of 4 are 1, 2, and 4 because these are the numbers that divide 4 without having a remainder. Another example is 6 which has factors 1, 2, 3, and 6. It is clear that each number has always 1 and itself as factors. Note that in this discussion, when I say number, I mean positive integer.

If we select more than one number, we can observe that they have common factors (just like having common multiples). Let’s have the following examples.  » Read more

Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz 5

This is the fifth Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz in PH Civil Service Review. Good luck and enjoy learning.

Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz 5

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate word.

1. They _______ TV while I was cleaning the dishes.

a.) are watching
b.) was watching
c.) were watching
d.) had watched

Answer
c. were watching

2. James ____ in Manila for the past 8 years.

a.) stayed
b.) has stayed
c.) stays
d.) is staying  » Read more

PDF Download: Integer Addition Practice Sheet

I have many requests to create downloadable files, so, I will be publishing downloadable files in PDF starting with the Integer Addition Practice Sheet below. You are allowed to print and share the file below (and future PDF files) via hard copy or email. However, you are not allowed to sell or publish them in print or upload them on websites of any kind (e.g. blogs).

In each worksheet, I will recommend the time limit to answer the questions. This way, you should be conscious of the time since the Civil Service Exam or any other exam is usually under time pressure.

I have also placed the answer key on a different page, so you don’t have to see it when answering the practice sheet on your computer.

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How to Use the Articles A, An, and The

A,  an, and the are called articles. The definite article the is used to refer to a specific noun, while the indefinite articles a and an are used to refer to non-specific nouns. Consider the following examples.

1.) Please give me the notebook.
2.) Please give me a notebook.

In the first sentence, a specific notebook is referred to. It is assumed that both the speaker and the listener know which notebook is referred to. On the other hand, in the second sentence, the speaker asks for a notebook, any notebook will do.

Rules in Using A and An

A and an are both used to refer to non-specific nouns but there are rules that you must remember to use them.  » Read more

Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz 4

Let us continue learning grammar by answering the quiz below. Some of the answers below have brief explanations, while the ones can you can easily look up at a dictionary are not explained.

Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz 4

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate word.

1. We just came from Mount Apo. That was an exciting _____.

a.) trip
b.) journey
c.) voyage
d.) expedition

» Read more

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