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    #1

    wake up or wakes up

    The noise wake up Jane.
    May I know should be wake up or wakes up. Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: wake up or wakes up

    Use "wakes".

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    Re: wake up or wakes up

    Do you understand how to construct the present tense, third person singular form of a verb?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Aug-2015 at 21:48.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: wake up or wakes up

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Mac:

    As the teacher told us, you need to use "wakes."

    May I respectfully remind you that if you wish to speak (and write) standard English, you need to use the "s" in the present tense when you are referring to a singular subject in a sentence IF it is not a question or a negative sentence.


    1. The noise wakes up Jane every day at 6 a.m.

    2. Does the noise wake up Jane every day at 6 a.m.? (That's a question.)

    3. The noise does not wake up Jane every day at 6 a.m. (That's the negative.)

    Here are three sentences that I have made up. Please fill in the correct form of "eat" in the present tense:

    4. The student ____ her lunch in the cafeteria.
    5. Does the student ____ her lunch in the cafeteria?
    6. The student does not _____ her lunch in the cafeteria.

    I am sure that you know the correct form for those sentences.

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