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The Base Form and the s-form of Verbs

The base form of a verb has no added ending.

VerbBase Form
playplay
frolicfrolic
getget
hopehope
jerkjerk

Some verbs form their s-form by adding s to the base form.

Base Forms-Form
playplays
frolicsfrolics
getgets
hopehopes
jerkjerks

Other verbs form their s-form by adding es. Here are some spelling rules for forming the s-form of verbs:

  1. For verbs ending in ch, sh, ss, z, zz, x, and o, add es.

    Base Forms-Form
    catchcatches
    pushpushes
    missmisses
    blitzblitzes
    jazzjazzes
    fixfixes
    dodoes
  2. For verbs ending in a consonant plus y, change the y to i and add es.

    Base Forms-Form
    replyreplies
    pitypities
    denydenies
    trytries
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