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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Simple present & s,es.

S, ES.

In the third person singular number for the simple present tense, the
verb always ends in s, es.[He, She, It are 3rd person singular.]

Enter “es” to verbs ending in: “ch, ss, x, sh”


  • He publishes the book.
  • She indexes her document
  • My sister watches television
  • He presses this.

The third person changes the [auxiliary verb] "do to does" for negative and interrogative forms.


  • He does not go to school regularly.
  • Does he go to school regularly?

The third person changes the -y to -ies if there is a consonant before "y".


  • The bird flies in the sky. [fly-flies]
  • The baby cries. [cry-cries]

Adds” to verbs ending in y if there is a Vowel before "y".


  • Rafique plays cricket
  • My father prays his prayer every day.

More examples:

  • She fans herself.
  • He tries very hard.
  • Stone feels hard
  • It mixes the black and the white.
  • Cat kills mice.

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