||Present: I GO,
||HE GOES Etc.
Here are some of the most common errors using the present simple verb tense, preceded by their correct form:
- My mother works very hard.
- My parents work very hard.
- My mother work very hard.
- My parents works very hard.
With the third person singular ((he, she, it), ) you must add -s to most verbs:
You do not add -s -s when the subject is I, you, we, they.
- My mother often watches tv in the evening.
- My mother often watchs tv in the evening.
Add -es to verbs that end in -sh, -ch, -ss, x (examples: wash, watch, kiss, relax) and pronounce it as an extra syllable.
- My father worries a lot.
- My father worrys a lot.
Change y to i and add -es to verbs that end in a consonant + y (examples: carry, pity, try, cry).
There is no change when verbs end in a vowel + y. Ex: play > plays