Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Spelling Rules for Present Simple Third Person Singular in Affirmative Form

We usually add the letter "s" to the base form of the verb in present simple affirmative sentences for the third person singular. However, there are some exceptions.

For example, if the base form of the verb ends in "-sh", "-ch", "-ss", letter "x", letter "z" and vowel "o", we add "-es".

Moreover, if the base form ends in consonant + letter "y", we change "y" for letter "i" and then, we add "es". Watch out! We don't add "es" if the verb ends in vowel + letter "y". In those cases, we just add an "s".

Study these rules and do the exercise below. Click on the verbs with the same ending to complete 3 groups

Study the spelling rules for the third person singular in the present simple and click on the verbs that have the same ending to complete the 3 groups: -s, -es, -ies Listen to the pronunciation of the verbs with third person singular subjects: He misses home She often watches TV He carries many books to school The shop opens at 10 He always passes his tests She works very hard He rarely says a word She rushes in to catch the bus He learns English every day He fixes cars He hurries up for the train She washes her hair every morning I don't trust her because she always lies The plane flies high He plays Scrabble once a month She stays with us in summer She writes e-mails every night He does his homework in the evening The dog kisses his owners when they give him food She sings extremely well He tidies his room after school every day He goes to New York twice a year If she marries him, she will be happy That spoilt child cries to get what he wants

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