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Present Tense: 3rd Person

The third person conjugation of the present tense is the only one that takes an "s" at the end.
For this reason it's important to pay extra attention to writing and pronunciation of any third person,
whether it's a noun, pronoun, or proper noun.


I write

You write

He writes

They write

We write

I play

you play

She plays

They play

We play

I move

you move

It moves

They move

We move

I turn

you turn

The world turns

They turn

We turn

I dance

you dance

Shakira dances

They dance

We dance


Put the following verbs into the third person. Create a phrase using the conjugation.
Ex: hang = hangs / The painting hangs crookedly on the wall.

say


write


make


tell


drink


notice


practice


run


call


take


answer


realize

 

protect

 

communicate

 

advertise

 

roll

 

get

 

be

 

give

 

smoke

 

cancel

 

start

 

reverse

 

freeze

 

boil

 

cook

 

clean

 

teach

 

close

 

match

 

wish

 

know

 

toss

 

miss



What does it do?

give these nouns a verb and finish the phrase.
Ex: Sarah eats. Sarah eats pancakes every Sunday morning.

Sarah

John

Cristina

the table

a cat

an apple

the bottle

the car

the apartment

the neighbors

the coffee

Love

the salad dressing

Puerta del Sol

Paper / The Paper

Money / The money

the pig

the photo

the door

the knife

the toilet

 

What happens if/ when....

What happens when it rains?
What happens when a candle is lit?
What happens if the refrigerator breaks down?
What happens when paint dries?
What happens when Madrid celebrates Pride?
What happens when the King of Spain comes to Madrid?
What happens on the weekend that doesn't happen during the week?
What happens at a rodeo?
What happens in a slaughterhouse?
What happens in Congress?
What happens at the end of the year?
What happens at the beginning of the year?