Results 1 to 6 of 6

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 64
    #1

    With or without s?

    According to grammar rules, "help" should be without the 3rd person singular -s. However, in my opinion, "helps" sounds also good. Is this just an interference from German or can you really say "helps"?

    Ex: Playing outside and meeting other children helps them to feel good.


    Thanks for your answer!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 670
    #2

    Re: With or without s?

    he she it helps
    Er hilft mir = he helps me
    Ganz sicher mit s. Jedes Mal.


    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 64
    #3

    Re: With or without s?

    Thanks. But here, we have two subjects: Playing outside and meeting. So shouldn't it be plural then? --> help without s

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 670
    #4

    Re: With or without s?

    Tut mir leid, hatte die Frage nicht so recht verstanden.
    Playing outside and meeting other children= it A dual subject
    It helps them.

  1. konungursvia's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 5,158
    #5

    Re: With or without s?

    I agree with Pedro.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 670
    #6

    Re: With or without s?

    Hey, Konungursvia, I meant to say I liked your Easter eggos comment! Very funny!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •