Student or Learner
when I say
the boy sets the table.
this is singular noun, so it's sets (with an -s)
however, when i say
I set the table,
it's also singular, but it's set (without the -s)
and does anyone know which verbs to use when the noun is
a name? or he/she?
it seems like you can use both.
I used to live not too far from there, by the way.
Verbs agree with number and person.
First person, singular: I set
Second person, singular: You set
Third person, singular: He sets
First person, plural: We set
Second person plural: You (all) set
Third person, plural: They set
As you can see, only the third person singular takes that "s" ending, but it's an important point to realize that I and you are singular as well.
As for proper nouns, it depends if they are singular or plural.
The Laker Girls set the hearts of many men racing.
The Statue of Liberty sets the standard for large, green women.