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    Red face Which one is correct to say and why?

    (a) Sandy Boy always GOES to gym.

    (b) Sandy Boy always GO to gym.


    Thanks in advance!

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    #2

    Re: Which one is correct to say and why?

    "Goes to the gym".

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    Re: Which one is correct to say and why?

    "Sandy Boy" is one person. The pronoun would be "he" which is the third person singular. Do you understand how to form a verb in the third person singular (present tense)? Can you explain why you thought it might be "go"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which one is correct to say and why?

    I still have confusion as you didn't mention the reason of using "GOES" as it is preceded by "always" that is an adverb. If we say " Sandy Boy may go to gym." Then why we can not say; Sandy boy always GO to gym.

    Here it is the issue of an adverb that is before the main verb GO. The question is;

    Does it still follow the verb subject agreement?

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    Re: Which one is correct to say and why?

    Yes, it does. "Always" is an adverb. Adverbs don't affect the tense.

    "May" is an auxiliary verb, or "helping verb." They do affect the choice of main verb tense.

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