If there is singular pronoun like it, she/he ; the verb succeeding the pronoun should be singular form or plural. Is there any sentence construction rule?

  • It gives you

  • It give you

Also with pronoun like they, that ; how it should be used

  • They give you.

  • They gives you

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The 'rule' is exactly the same with a pronoun as with a noun. So you would write "The son gives you" and not "The son give you". Similarly "the children give you" and not "the children gives you".

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    So, if I am speaking to 2 people, I should say "You give me" and if I am speaking to 1 person I should say "You gives me"? Mar 29, 2016 at 12:19
  • Only in third person singular is an 's' added to the end of the verb. So 'you' will always 'give' me, regardless of whether 'you' is singular or plural. 'He gives me' but 'they give me'. Mar 29, 2016 at 13:18
  • So the rule is different for pronouns and nouns? Mar 29, 2016 at 13:33
  • @Araucaria: the rules are the same: a pronoun can be considered to be the same as a noun. That's the first sentence in my answer. Mar 30, 2016 at 8:09

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