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[[Verb]]s are [[conjugation|conjugated]] by adding "-s" (with some minor pronunciation and spelling differences) in the [[indicative]] [[present simple]] [[third person singular]] - with some exceptions:
 
[[Verb]]s are [[conjugation|conjugated]] by adding "-s" (with some minor pronunciation and spelling differences) in the [[indicative]] [[present simple]] [[third person singular]] - with some exceptions:
  
# The changes with the verb [[be]] are rather complicated.  The present tense indicative third person singular  form is "is" ("he is", "she is" "it is" "one is"), containing this suffix.  Most other forms are "are" (second person singular and plural "you are", first person plural "we are", third person plural "they are").  In the indicative past tense, this suffix alters "was" to "were" but only for the first person singular ("I was") and third person singular ("he was", "she was", "it was", "one was").
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The changes with the verb [[be]] are rather complicated.  The present tense indicative third person singular  form is "is" ("he is", "she is" "it is" "one is"), containing this suffix.  Most other forms are "are" (second person singular and plural "you are", first person plural "we are", third person plural "they are").  In the indicative past tense, this suffix alters "was" to "were" but only for the first person singular ("I was") and third person singular ("he was", "she was", "it was", "one was").
# The verb [[have]] has a small pronunciation and spelling change - when third person -s is added, /v/ or -ve- is removed, so we say "it has" not *"it haves".
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# This does not apply in the [[subjunctive mood]], where the uninflected [[base form]] is used instead.
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The verb [[have]] has a small pronunciation and spelling change - when third person -s is added, /v/ or -ve- is removed, so we say "it has" not *"it haves".  
  
 
== Pronunciation ==
 
== Pronunciation ==

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