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    when do we use ies? ys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by galpearl View Post
    when do we use ies? ys?
    Nouns (plural) and verbs (3rd person singular in the Present Simple tense) ending in -y preceded by a consonant take -ies as their ending:
    city - cities
    dry - dries

    In other cases (that is, when -y is preceded by a vowel) the ending of nouns and verbs is -ys:
    boy - boys
    stay - stays

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    Thank you so much.


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