Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tamil
      • Home Country:
      • Sri Lanka
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Oct 2008
    • Posts: 262
    #1

    Help need regarding the usage of "s"

    Friends, bit unsure about the usage of "s" with the word "deserve" in this sentence. Can you help me figure out I'm using it rightly or not. Here is the sentence.


    Sentence: "He has got the credit more than he deserves"


    Somehow I get the filling it should be "deserve" not "deserves". Not sure why! Need your help


    Thanks

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 6,332
    #2

    Re: Help need regarding the usage of "s"

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Friends, bit unsure about the usage of "s" with the word "deserve" in this sentence. Can you help me figure out I'm using it rightly or not. Here is the sentence.


    Sentence: "He has got the credit more than he deserves"


    Somehow I get the filling it should be "deserve" not "deserves". Not sure why! Need your help


    Thanks
    ***NOT A TEACHER***He has gotten (American English prefers "gotten") more credit than he deserves. = He has gotten credit beyond the amount of credit that he deserves to get. You need "s" for the third person ("he") in the present tense affirmative sentences. For example: Tom deserves the credit, not Mona. (Of course, no "s" in questions or the negative: Does Tom deserve credit? Tom does not deserve credit.) Have a nice day.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 3,505
    #3

    Re: Help need regarding the usage of "s"

    "Deserves" is correct but I would rearrange the sentence as, "He got (for a single event) more credit than he deserves". OR "He has gotten (for multiple occurrences or events over a period of time) more credit than he deserves."

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] Confusion regarding the usage of "S" here
    By Joe333 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 21-Feb-2010, 00:02
  2. [Grammar] Regarding confusing usage of "s"
    By Joe333 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 30-Jan-2010, 20:09
  3. [Grammar] Regarding the usage of "s" in this sentence ?
    By Joe333 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-Apr-2009, 22:00
  4. [General] the proper usage of the verb "visit"
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Jan-2009, 11:52
  5. Re: Usage of certain very common words
    By Dinesh Boudh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Jun-2007, 21:23

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •