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    Default Is it verb+s = plural ?

    I am confusing the verb + s, as Verb agreement

    I knew this case used present tense, when this he, she or it.
    But I saw some grammar book said, If the noun is plural , then the verb use plural too.

    This make me confusing, as e.g. She wakes up early.
    'She' is not plural, but used the verb+s

    Is it verb+s = plural ?

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    Default Re: Is it verb+s = plural ?

    In most regular verbs, when it ends with S it is with a singular noun, not a plural noun.

    He cooks dinner.
    They cook dinner.

    She sings in the shower.
    They sing in the car.
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    Default Re: Is it verb+s = plural ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelagaga View Post
    I am confusing confused with the verb + s, as Verb agreement

    I knew this case used present tense, when this he, she or it.
    But I saw some grammar book said, If the noun is plural , then the verb use plural too.

    This make me confusing, as e.g. She wakes up early.
    'She' is not plural, but used the verb+s

    Is it verb+s = plural ?
    Only nouns has plural e.g. books, toys.
    Verbs do not have plurals. You used a verb+s for certain pronouns like he, she, it.

    It is called 'noun(or subject)-verb agreement',.

    I come
    We come.
    They come
    He comes
    She comes

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    Default Re: Is it verb+s = plural ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelagaga View Post
    I am confusing the verb + s, as Verb agreement

    I knew this case used present tense, when this he, she or it.
    But I saw some grammar book said, If the noun is plural , then the verb use plural too.

    This make me confusing, as e.g. She wakes up early.
    'She' is not plural, but used the verb+s

    Is it verb+s = plural ?
    Yes, basically, it's backwards. The "plural" noun/subject (third person) usually has an "s." It's matching verb form does not. Girls walk. Boys play.

    The "singular" noun/subject does not have an "s." Its matching verb does.

    A girl walks. A boy plays.

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    Default Re: Is it verb+s = plural ?

    Understand! Thanks a lot everyone.

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