Spelling: 3rd person singular affirmative.Most verbs take –s in the third person singular. He sits. Verbs ending in –ss, -sh, -ch, -x or –o take –es. I kiss – he kisses, I crash – he crashes, I catch – he catches, I fix – he fixes, I go – he goes. Verbs ending in a consonant + y drop the -y and take –ies.I try – he tries but I say -he says
Form. We form the third person singular in the negative with does not/ doesn’t + main verb. He doesn’t dance well. We form all other persons in the negative with do not/ don’t + main verb. They don’t dance well.
Short AnswersDo you sleep..? < Yes, I/ we do. < No, I/ we don’t. Does he/ she / it sleep…? < Yes, he/she/ it does. < No, he/she/ it doesn’t.Do they sleep…? < Yes, they do. < No, they don’t.
Affirmative I sleep …You sleep …He sleeps…She sleeps…It sleeps…We sleep…You sleep…They sleep…
Interrogative Do IDo youDoes heDoes sheDoes itDo weDo youDo they
Form . We form the affirmative in the present simple with the subject ( noun or personal pronoun ) and the main verb. I dance, I play
. The third person singular takes –s or –es in the affirmative. He plays, he dances
. We use do + subject + main verb in all persons except the third person singular to form the interrogative. In the third person singular we use does + subject + verb. Do you play tennis? Does he play tennis?