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    the word deserve and deserves for your " "

    Hi, I'm a bit confused when to use "deserve" and "deserves" if I'm using your "something".

    Eg: your dog deserve/(s) better and so do you

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    Re: the word deserve and deserves for your " "

    Quote Originally Posted by elitexnas View Post
    Hi, I'm a bit confused about when to use "deserve" and "deserves" if I'm using "your something".

    Eg: Your dog deserve/(s) better and so do you.
    Welcome to the forum.

    The use of "your" has nothing to do with it. It's one dog and the word "it" could be used to replace "Your dog" so it takes the third person singular:

    The dog deserves better ...
    My dog deserves better ...
    This dog deserves better ...

    If there were more than one dog, the word "they" could be used to replace "XXX dogs" so it would take the third person plural:

    The dogs deserve better ...
    My dogs deserve better ...
    These dogs deserve better ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the word deserve and deserves for your " "

    And for the plural version of the original sentence, write ​Your dogs deserve better and so do you.
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