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    'it doesn't seem' or 'it doesn't seems' ?

    Dear Teachers, which sentence below is correct:

    a. It does not seem like a good use of public money if the people do not actually get any better.
    b. It does not seemS like a good ...

    my understanding is 'does' is 'do'+'es', so following verb 'seem' doesn't have to be append 's' suffix, but I am not sure if it is the cause.

    thank you.

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    Re: 'it doesn't seem' or 'it doesn't seems' ?

    With does, you use the bare form of the verb - It does not seem...
    Please remember that capital letters are an important part of proper English.
    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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