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    Why put "s" after seems

    In a sentence like "What seems easy to the teacher often seems difficult to his pupils." why put "s" after the word seem ?

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    Re: Why put "s" after seems

    "What" takes the third-person singular form of the verb, the same as "he" or "it."

    What seems.
    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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