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    third person S termination

    Ive listened to a song, which says: "everything that bringS me makeS me feel alive"...
    i understand why the verb to bring ends-up with an S, but, in the same sentence, without another third person involved (besides everything), to make is ended-up with an S too. thank you!!

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    Re: third person S termination

    The lyrics are "Everything that kills me makes me feel alive" (if it's the song by One Republic that I'm listening to right now).

    Everything [that kills me] makes me feel alive.

    "Everything" takes the third-person singular.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 07-May-2014 at 03:30.
    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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    Re: third person S termination

    thats the song, but ive never heard of a sentence with 2 "s" termination, with only one 3rd person involved (in this case "everything").

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    #4

    Re: third person S termination

    What goes around comes around.
    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
    Everything that is scaring you is in your imagination.

    The first part is really the subject of the entire sentence.
    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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