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    use versus uses

    I can tell which one it needs to be when I read a text but I don't know the reason why we use one or the other. It just sounds wrong. Example: The salmon uses its nose to smell the water of the river that it came from. My students had the choice of use or uses. Like I said I know it is uses but why is it? Any suggestions as to ways to teach this to primary school students. Thank you.

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    Re: use versus uses

    It's the third person singular that takes the s at the end.

    I use.
    You use.
    HE/SHE/IT uses.
    We use.
    You use.
    They use.

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