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  1. Anonymous
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    A question.

    Dear Sir:

    In the sentence "He is a good boy" why should the verb "is" not get as 's' or 'es' attached to it when the subject "He" is in the third person and singular in number ?


    Thank You.

    rupok.

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    Re: A question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Dear Sir:

    In the sentence "He is a good boy" why should the verb "is" not get as 's' or 'es' attached to it when the subject "He" is in the third person and singular in number ?


    Thank You.

    rupok.
    The verb "to be" is an irregular verb. That means that it does not follow the regular verb rules.

    I am
    You are
    He/she/it is
    We are
    You are
    They are

    A regular verb would be:

    I play
    You play
    He/she/it plays
    We play
    You play
    They play.

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