Friday, August 17, 2012

PEPT Results June 2012

Many out of school youths who took the Philippine Educational Placement Test or PEPT on June 12, 2012 are now eager to see the results of their examinations. As far as I know, the results have not been released by the Department of Education (DepEd). Like the ALS E & A Examinations taken last October 2012, it might take some time before you knew the results. However, rest assured that when the PEPT 2012 results were released by DepEd, you might see them in this blog.

English 101: Relative Pronouns: Who/Whom, Which and That

Relative Pronouns are pronouns that introduce a relative clause. They relate to the word that they modify.

Who refers to people and the direct or indirect object form of who is whom.


1. The woman who called her is her mother.
2. Juan is one of the students who went on strike.
3. To whom did you give my umbrella?
4. The professor with whom I studied Economics last month got married this morning.

Which refers to specific animals or things.


1.The glass which you broke is mother's.
2. The car which you borrowed is not mine.

That refers to animals. things or persons as a class.


1. This is the house that Jack built.
2. Is this the book that you wanted?

Practice Test

Supply the correct form of the relative pronoun in the following sentences.

1. Is this the doll ____ you made?
2. Mr. Cruz was the driver ______ drove the limousine.
3. To _____ did you give my pencil?
4. The boys _____ are in your class are intelligent students.
5. Was it Johnny _____ gave you these roses?
6. The movies _____ we watched this week were all good.
7. The boy with _____ you brought here last week was in hospital.
8. The dog ______ barked all night was Mrs. Castro's.
9. The lady with _____ you treated last nigh is my sister.
10. The candies _____ you sold us were all expired.


Friday, August 10, 2012

English 101: Past Tense of Regular Verbs

Past tense of regular verbs is usually form by adding ed on their simple forms.


cook ==> cooked
treat ==> treated
climb ==> climbed
work ==> worked

I worked yesterday.
You worked last Monday.
He worked last month.
She worked this morning.
They worked in the farm.
We worked hard.

Please note that regular verbs have the same form in all persons of the past tense.

Regular verbs ending in e have their past tense by adding d only.


live ==> lived
advise ==> advised
love ==> loved

Regular verbs ending in y have their past tense by changing y to i and add ed.


study ==> studied
carry ==> carried
pay ==> paid
fry ==> fried
try ==> tried

Practice Test:

Supply the past tense form of the verbs in parentheses:

1. Mario (listen) to the music of Madonna last night.
2. He (arrive) late for her Math class.
3. Nora (marry) her first love seven months ago.
4. John (study) his lessons seriously last semester.
5. We both (like) the movies last night.
6. They (paint) their house yellow.
7. The seminar (last) about three hours.
8. I (wait) almost four hours for Bernard.
9. Maria always (want) to learn Japanese.
10. Gertrude and I (watch) television until one in the morning.