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The 3rd person -s is a morpheme in English whereby verbs (with the exception of the most irregular verb be) are conjugated by adding "-s" (with some minor pronunciation and spelling differences) in the 3rd person singular, present simple, indicative mood.

Although present in standard English, it is not found in some non-standard varieties.

Although it is a relatively straightforward rule, there is often significant delay between students first encountering it and their being able to reliably produce it.

Technically it is used in the indicative mood and not in the subjunctive mood.