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    Regarding the usage of 's'

    Sentence:"Can a person outside of USA submits its resume ?"

    My question/doubt: Should the word submit in the above sentence have "s" at is end ? Whatever English I know it suggests it should have "s" at end but I feel unsure about it! Dunno why So thought seek your confirmation/help. So please kindly give your valuable inputs.

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    Re: Regarding the usage of 's'

    Hi razer,

    First, don't refer to a person as "it." (There are exceptions, but this is not one of them.)

    The pronoun "their" is used for the singular when the gender is not known, but if you object to that, then ask if people can submit their resume.

    Second, because you have the modal verb "can" the other verb will take the bare infinitive (that is, the "to VERB" form without the "to"), "submit."

    He sees it. He can see it.
    She goes there. She can go there.
    He played the song flawlessly. He could play the song flawlessly.
    Can someone outside the U.S. submit his or her resume?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Regarding the usage of 's'

    Yes, your huge experience detected it right sir I was treating ''to a person as "it", third person singular. Sir thanks a ton for your answer/help. Cleared a significant doubt today. I hate these "exceptions" whether they are in Physics, Chemistry, Maths or English; perhaps all students and learners do.

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    Re: Regarding the usage of 's'

    Hi Razer,
    I'm not a "sir"

    (The exception would be when referring to a baby and you can't tell/don't know the sex. Has she had that baby yet? It was due last week! Did you see that baby with bumblebee costume? It was so cute!)

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    #5

    Re: Regarding the usage of 's'

    Ok, if not sir then sire Will show my gratitude by one way or another

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    Re: Regarding the usage of 's'

    How about "Barbara"? :)
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    #7

    Re: Regarding the usage of 's'

    hmmmm..ok that will also do...Barbara

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