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When to add an “S” to verbs

Daniel Gonzalez

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Hello, my name is Daniel.

i’m new to this website, and I’m a basic English learner.

i have doubts about when to add an “s” to verbs and I just can’t

if someone could help I’d appreciate it.




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Hello Daniel,

You must add an "S" to the verb only with the third person singular (He, She or It) in the Present Simple

  For example: I speak English, they speak English, but  he/she speaks English.

With the helping verb DO >> DOES: I do, you do >> he/she/it does. For example in questions: Do they speak English? But >> Does he/she speak English?

With HAVE >> HAS: I have, you have >> he/she/it has.

The modal verbs such as can, must, should, may, might do not take "S" because they are invariable: She can speak English, he must like football a lot.

I hope it helps you ;)





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  • 3 weeks later...

Hello Francisco,

In the third person singular, DO becomes DOES. So when you ask a question, for example: "DOES he like football?", you don't put an S at the end of the verb like because you have already put an S in the helping verb do.

It's the same with the verb HAVE: "He has children" >> "DOES he have children?"

I hope I've answered your question.

The best

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