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6.2: Should You Use –s (or –es) for a Present-Tense Verb?

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    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Example \(\PageIndex{1}\):

    Verb’s subject is he, she, it, or one: He loves going to watch musical theater.

    Verb’s subject is a singular noun: A parent wants the best for their child.

    Verb’s subject a singular indefinite pronoun: Everybody swims in the lake during the summer.

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