improve my speaking and grammar

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reenamma

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hi

when i speak third person singular i always don't use 's' form of the verb. eg. he come, he go instead of goesw and comes. i know it is wrong. could some one give me some exercises to get rid of this wrong way of speaking and improve my speaking.

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Amigos4

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hi

when i speak third person singular i always don't use 's' form of the verb. eg. he come, he go instead of goesw and comes. i know it is wrong. could some one give me some exercises to get rid of this wrong way of speaking and improve my speaking.

tank u

reenamma, if you 'know' it is wrong but you keep doing it, it may be time to play a 'trick' on your thought process! To do something that zaps your memory to say the correct word. It doesn't seem like rote memorization is helping you.
See if this 'trick' helps you remember which word to use:
* You know that more than one of anything is plural.
* A plural usually ends in the letter 's'.
* If you group the third person singular pronouns together (he/she/it) your brain might think of the group as a 'plural' that requires an 's'.
* He/she/it comes...he/she/it goes. He comes. He goes. She comes. She goes. It comes. It goes.

Try it! If it still doesn't help, come back and we'll try something else!

Cheers,
Amigo
 
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