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    A question about simple present verbs

    Hello, I'm always wondered why in simple present verb when reffering to third person there is an "s" or "es"

    Example:
    I take a shower everyday.
    She take(s) a shower everyday.

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    Re: A question about simple present verbs


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    Exclamation Re: A question about simple present verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by frankjohnli View Post
    Hello, I'm always wondered why in simple present verb when reffering to third person there is an "s" or "es"

    Example:
    I take a shower everyday.
    She take(s) a shower everyday.
    Because, that is the grammatical rule. A present-tense verb that describes the action of a subject that is a singular noun (or third person singular pronoun) usually ends in -s or es.

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    Re: A question about simple present verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by frankjohnli View Post
    Hello, I'm always wondered why in simple present verb when reffering to third person there is an "s" or "es"

    Example:
    I take a shower everyday.
    She take(s) a shower everyday.
    This is an inflection. English has lost most of the inflections it used to have, but it has retained this one.
    Other inflections are 's' for plurals. 's for possessive, etc.

    If you want to know why this particular inflection has not died out, you'd have to read up on the history of English - and even then you might not find out.

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    Re: A question about simple present verbs

    Thanks for the answers everyone. If anyone knows actually why this is please post it here.

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