Tenses – Present Tense 3

In the simple present tense add an ‘es’ to verb roots that end in sh, ch, x, z, or ss  to form the third person singular (he, she, it).
I wash
He washes

A) Fill in the blanks with the correct verb ending.

I wish
He wishes his parents for their anniversary.

You catch
She ____ an infection.

They miss
The argument ____ the point.

I sketch
The student ____ a picture.

We tax
The government ____ businessmen.

B) Fill in the blanks with -s or -es.

  1. My friend wash__ his face with ice cold water.
  2. Ananya dance__ beautifully.
  3. My grandmother pray__ daily.
  4. Afzal win__ the race easily.
  5. The dolphin splash__ about in the river.
  6. Virat throw__ the pillow up in the air.
  7. Each week Kalpana borrow__ a book from the library.
  8. The dog catch__ the ball in its mouth.
  9. Alia watch__ her favourite cartoon.
  10. She think__ she will go for a walk.

C) Please make sentences of your own with the third person singular form of ‘touch,’ ‘mix,’ ‘pass,’ ‘buzz,’ ‘finish,’ ‘rush,’ ‘reach,’ ‘search,’ ‘teach,’ and ‘hiss.’

 D) Find and underline the verbs in this poem.

By Robert Louis Stevenson

The rain is raining all around,
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.