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    present simple

    Hello,

    I know that, in writing (simple present) we add s to the verb.

    can I have more advanced examples or a long text shows the using of s in differnet situations.


    In these example:

    ask someone who wakes up to wake you up.

    ( why not adding s to the second wake)


    which one in correct;

    this makes me happy

    this is makes me happy


    Many thanks in advaced for your help.

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    Re: present simple

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebtehal View Post
    Hello,

    I know that,(no comma) in writing (simple present) we add an 's' to the(a) verb.

    can I have more advanced examples or a long text (which)shows the using(use) of 's' in differnet(different) situations.


    In these (this)example:

    ask someone who wakes up to wake you up.

    ( why not adding s to the second wake) infinitive 'to'


    which one in (is) correct; (?)

    this makes me happy

    this is makes me happy (wrong)


    Many thanks in advaced (advance) for your help.
    not a teacher

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    Exclamation Re: present simple

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebtehal View Post
    Hello,

    I know that, in writing (simple present) we add 's' to the verb. Not always.
    You do not add ‘s’ when the subject of the sentence is other than a third person singular noun. The subjects of following sentences are either plural noun or 1st or 2nd person singular or plural pronoun.
    Many boys play foot ball.
    I play tennis.
    You play basket ball.
    They play cricket.
    can I have more advanced examples or a long text that shows the use of s in differnet situations.
    To form the third person singular present tense form verbs, you add -s to the end of the verb if it ends with a consonant or vowel ‘e’, but if the verb end in an -s, -z, -x, -ch, or –sh, you add ‘es’ as:
    I usually cook and he cleans the utensils.
    The dry wood (catch) catches fire easily.
    The teacher dislikes a student who argues in the class.
    In these example:

    ask someone who wakes up to wake you up.

    ( why not adding s to the second wake)

    The first ’wakes’ is a singular third person form verb and the secind ‘to wake’ is the infinitive form. You can not add 's' to an infinitive.

    which one in correct;

    this makes me happy

    this is makes me happy


    Many thanks in advaced for your help.
    Skp
    Last edited by sarat_106; 21-Apr-2010 at 07:09.

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    Re: present simple

    can I have more advanced examples or a long text which shows the use of 's' in different situations?

    can I have more advanced examples or a long text that shows the use of 's' in different situations?
    sarat
    Why 'that' and not 'which'?

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    Exclamation Re: present simple

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    sarat
    Why 'that' and not 'which'?
    You use that for introducing a restrictive clause but I think here any one can work as both refer to groups or things.

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    Re: present simple

    Thank You so much for your help.

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