3rd Person Singular

Common Errors In English #2

The Use of The 3rd Person Singular.

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Refering to someone, animal or thing (He, She, it, Paula, Jackson etc) is considered to be the 3rd person singular. When talking about this person or thing, you should always note that the verb is usually pluralized when it is in the present simple state.


  1. Paula likes chocolates. not “Paula like chocolate”.
  2. He believes in God. not “He believe in God”.
  3. The dog sleeps on the bed. not “The dog sleep on the bed”. *Note that this is only applicable to the 3rd person singular and not the other classes like I, You, We, They.


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