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    #1

    make vs makes , buy vs buys

    -Running make your body fit.
    -Running makes your body fit.

    -Mr Smith buy you a cup of coffee.
    -Mr Smith buys you a cup of coffee.


    Which one is correct?
    And tell me why the another one isn't correct.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Jul-2016 at 17:33. Reason: Deleting emoticons.

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    Re: make vs makes , buy vs buys

    http://www.grammar.cl/Present/Verbs_Third_Person.htm
    Having read the above, I think 'makes' and 'buys' are correct as long as your sentences refer to the present.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: make vs makes , buy vs buys

    The subject of the first sentence is a gerund and of the second a proper noun. Both are third person singular forms. The verbs therefore require the third person singular -s ending.

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    Re: make vs makes , buy vs buys

    Polyester, not for the first time: please stop inserting inappropriate emoticons.

    There is nothing to be shocked about in those questions.

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