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    Could you please explain me why this sentence is correct grammar:
    "Love is like life and death, dont know when it'll begins and when it'll ends".
    In this quote, we got present tense after "will". Why are these verb "begin" and " end" go with "s".
    I have used many Grammar checkers to check this sentence. All result come out w CORRECT Grammar??? I need some explanations, please!
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Could you please explain me why this sentence is correct grammar:
    "Love is like life and death, dont know when it'll begins and when it'll ends".
    In this quote, we got present tense after "will". Why are these verb "begin" and " end" go with "s".
    I have used many Grammar checkers to check this sentence. All result come out w CORRECT Grammar??? I need some explanations, please!
    Thanks

    Time to change your grammar checkers because the sentence is far from correct.

    Clearly you've already realised that it would be more correct as.........

    "Love is like life and death, don't know when it'll begin and when it'll end".

    However, the sentence as it stands is a poorly expressed one. It would sound better as ........

    "Love is like life and death: we know not when it will begin nor when it will end."

    buggles (not a teacher)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Could you please explain me why this sentence is correct grammar:
    "Love is like life and death, dont know when it'll begins and when it'll ends".
    In this quote, we got present tense after "will". Why are these verb "begin" and " end" go with "s".
    I have used many Grammar checkers to check this sentence. All result come out w CORRECT Grammar??? I need some explanations, please!
    Thanks
    It is very incorrect, although it may just be dialect. The correct sentence is:

    "Love is like life and death; you don't know when it'll [that is, it will] begin and when it'll end." (The verb "will" requires the infinitive: "begin" and "end".)

    Apparently it is easy to confuse a grammar checker. Perhaps it is good to know that grammar teachers can't be replaced by a computer!

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    Default Re: Grammar check!

    If a grammar check doesn't find a mistake, it does not mean that the sentence is correct. They can recognise some errors, but they are still relatively primitive and if an error is not in their list, they won't recognise it.

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