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.

Good luck. 🙂  » Read more

How to Use Contractions

We use contractions to make our conversations more fluid. It can also be engaging and user-friendly. I am sure there are more reasons but these are just mainly what contractions are for.

Although grammatically correct, these are only use informally.

Example instead of saying :

1. “We have arrived.” Use instead “We’ve arrived.”
2. “I am not eating the leftovers!” You can use “I ain’t eating the leftovers.”

Contractions may appear in the Grammar and Correct Usage part of the Civil Service Examination. Be sure that you are familiar with them.  » Read more

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