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    #1

    Question verb-subject

    Help me please.....

    a).I take photographs.
    b).He takes photograph.

    in sentence a it's very clear that, i take many phtographs,but in sentence b how can we know if he takes just one or many photographs. As we cant
    add "s" when a plural verb is already there in a sentence.

    I hope somone understands what i want to ask.

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    #2

    Re: verb-subject

    First, "takes" is not a plural form of the verb "take".
    Second, for many photographs in your example it would be, "He takes photographs" OR "He takes many photographs".

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    Re: verb-subject

    Quote Originally Posted by bhagona View Post
    Help me please.....

    a).I take photographs. (two or more) OK
    b).He takes photograph. (he takes a photograph -just one)

    in sentence a it's very clear that, i take many photographs,but in sentence b how can we know if he takes just one or many photographs. As we cant
    add "s" when a plural verb is already there in a sentence.

    I hope someone understands what i want to ask.
    I'm trying. My corrections are in brackets. If I follow you right, the verb 'takes' isn't plural but the third person of singular. Am I mistaken?
    S.M.

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    #4

    Re: verb-subject

    Quote Originally Posted by stanislaw.masny View Post
    I'm trying. My corrections are in brackets. If I follow you right, the verb 'takes' isn't plural but the third person of singular. Am I mistaken?
    S.M.
    Yes, "he takes" is third person singular.

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    #5

    Re: verb-subject

    Quote Originally Posted by bhagona View Post
    Help me please.....

    a).I take photographs.
    b).He takes photograph.

    in sentence a it's very clear that, i take many phtographs,but in sentence b how can we know if he takes just one or many photographs. As we cant
    add "s" when a plural verb is already there in a sentence.

    I hope somone understands what i want to ask.
    I think the others have answered your question. Here's one for you:
    Why do you think we can't use a plural after certain verbs?

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