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    #1

    present tense

    Guys ...
    Is there verb ended by letter S ???
    And if exist, what rule will be in the present tense in case adding S/ES?
    Cz as I know ES just for edded verbs by ss, sh,ch,o,x and y. If it will be add by S of course it is impossible because it will be confused.
    So how ?

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    #2

    Re: present tense

    If there are any verbs ending in a single 's', they would also add "es". But I can't think of any just now.
    Now, I'll wait for someone to prove me wrong!

    PS: Ah, I've found one - dis, to disrespect. A fairly new American verb (1986). I dis, you dis, he disses, etc. Note that you also double the 's'.

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    #3

    Re: present tense

    There are many.

    gas
    has
    pass
    was
    guess
    mess
    dis(s)
    hiss
    kiss
    miss
    piss
    boss
    toss
    bus
    buss
    cuss
    fuss
    muss

    In the third person singular present tense, most take an "es". Some will require the "s" to be doubled. "Has" and "was" are exceptions.

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    #4

    Re: present tense

    No, I think the OP was referring to verbs ending in one 's', given that they say: "I know ES just for edded verbs by ss,"
    OP also says, " If it will be add by S of course it is impossible because it will be confused.", which I took to mean that is you added 's' to 'gas', for example, you'd get 'gass', which would be confusing.

    I'll grant you 'gas' and 'bus'.

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    #5

    Re: present tense

    Thanks for the "grant". The OP's question was not very clear.

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    Re: present tense

    thank you for your comment guys, this is one of my questions in my mind appearing when I taught my private student. I explained about adding S or ES in present tense, then he asked me about verb ending by "letter just one S". I am confuse because I don't know before, so I share my question here guys.

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    #7

    Re: present tense

    By the way, you say, "Cz as I know ES just for edded verbs by ss, sh,ch,o,x and y."
    It is not true that all verbs ending in 'o' and 'y' take "es". (But as a general rule they do)

    radio, radios; boo, boos; moo, moos ...
    deploy, deploys; enjoy, enjoys; destroy, destroys, play, plays ...


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