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    #1

    Verb + s

    when do we add the S to verb


    when do we use makes and when we use make ?

    Thanks


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    Talking Re: Verb + s

    When you are talking about the third person singular(he,she,it), you have to write the verb in plural form.

    Examples:

    She likes biology.
    He dances a lot.
    It looks ugly.

    Same situation with the verb: make

    It makes a big different.

    You do not have to use the plural form when you are talking about(I,You,We,They).

    EX.

    They make bread every Sunday.

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    Re: Verb + s

    thanks. Can we use the plural this way

    as long as he gets what he wants.


    or we shouldn't use the plural with get


    as long as he get what he wants.


    and can you tell me the reason if we can't

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    Re: Verb + s

    Welcome all.

    All verbs take -s in the present tense, third person singular.

    1st singular: I get,
    2nd singular: you get
    3rd singular: she gets, he gets, it gets

    1st plural: We get
    2nd plural: you get
    3rd plural: they get


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    #5

    Lightbulb Re: Verb + s

    BUT YOU CANNOT USE PLURAL WHEN YOU THE VERB "CAN"

    ex.

    I can
    You can
    She/He/It can
    We can
    They can

    THAT'S WHAT I THINK

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    Re: Verb + s

    Quote Originally Posted by Richardson89
    BUT YOU CANNOT USE PLURAL WHEN YOU THE VERB "CAN"

    ex.

    I can
    You can
    She/He/It can
    We can
    They can

    THAT'S WHAT I THINK
    Yes, you are right. Modal verbs do not take the third person s.

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