Third Person Singular - One Minute Grammar

Cheryl / Guamflaf

Who is a person you admire?

A famous person that I love and admire from my county, which is Hong Kong is probably Jackie Chan. Jackie Chan is a very well known actor and a martial arts specialist. He does a lot of movies and in almost all his movies he does almost all of his own stunts.

I really admire him because he brings a side of kindness and love to the screen because all the characters he plays are really, really good people. They're usually heroes and he is also able to introduce the people of the world to Hong Kong because he also does a lot of tourism promotions and he helps bring a lot of attention to his homeland. 

Simple Present - Third Person Singular

The third person singular form refers to men, women and things in the singular form, just one person or thing.

You need to add an /s/ to the verb or auxiliary verb /do/. See the examples below.


(Q) What does she do?
(A) She works at a bank.
(N) She doesn’t like her job.

(Q) Does she work near here?
(A) Yes, she does.
(N) No, she doesn’t. (does not)


(Q) Where does he live?
(A) He lives near the beach.
(N) He doesn’t own a car.

(Q) Does he have children?
(A) Yes, he does.
(N) No, he doesn’t.


(Q) What does it do?
(A) It helps people with math.
(N) It doesn’t need batteries.

(Q) Does it cost much?
(A) Yes, it does.
(N) No, it doesn’t.

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Listen to four short conversations using the present simple tense in the third person singular.