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Can 'one' be used as a gender neutral third person pronoun to refer to God?

If one doesn't wish to refer to God as 'he' or 'she', can one use the gender neutral pronoun 'one' to refer to God in third person --- for example: "God should do whatever one wants". "Since it is ...
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Third person verbs are always conjugated?

Sometimes I see third person verbs , though they're not conjugated. Examples: I fell my sorrow Fly away; enter This makes my blood Boil; Or, they aren't really verbs? Plz help me.
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That would require that he imagine(s?) something

Which one is correct? And why? "That would require that he imagine something." "That would require that he imagines something."
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“makes everyone feel” or “make everyone feels”

https://www.lingq.com/lesson/lesson-26-giving-a-speech-431421/ "Talking about milestones and achievements makes everyone feel involved and positive, and it also shows how hard you worked for the ...
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Using “does” + verb in an affirmative sentence

Is it good to write "does" and then verb in an affirmative sentence? Also, should then, the verb ends with 's'? Like: "She does play(-s?) guitar". Should I put -s? Is it common in a regular ...
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The word “examples” with third person singular verb?

Listen to a few examples which uses this letter. I found this sentence while I was reading, I wondered why the third person singular verb was used here and thought it was a wrong spelling. Then I ...
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The world to ends up?

''when the person you wanted to give the world to ends up being temporary'' It's like a meme with a baby sobbing video. What does it mean? Why is it ''ends'' instead ''end''?
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Sunday being third person singular?

I just saw this thread and got completely confused. What is the "s" at the end of some words and where does it go when talking about multiples? Since the subject remains Sunday, the verb ...
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An AI omitting a simple grammar rule?

In the game "The Turing Test", at one point an incredibly intelligent AI utters a sentence that baffles me because of its sudden disregard for the "s" form. It says: The distance between Jupiter ...
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Does the bold verb in the mentioned sentence require a third-person s?

According to that theory, knowledge does not require that the believer possess/possesses positive reason.
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“… that something happen soon or that something happen now”, shouldn't the third-person-singular form be used?

The source is a paper on BBC (the last paragraph but one): http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1535_questionanswer/page42.shtml A related question about verb forms: &...
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If I fits on the Board, I sits on the Board

I recently saw text on that picture, over the reddit. It says "If I fits on the Board, I sits on the Board". Since that looks like official and formal signboard, I am curious as to why authors used "...
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I Eats My Spinach

"I Eats My Spinach" is an old Popeye the sailor episode (1933). Shouldn't it be "I Eat My Spinach" instead? How come there's the 3rd person singular "s" there? Reference: http://www.imdb.com/title/...
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Difficulties in finding of “s third person singular” in more complex sentence

I know the question I'm asking is so specific that you may be reluctant to answer, but I have no other place to find my answer. I have a sentence, on the Sciencealert site, in which the writer did ...
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Use of “What” and third person singular form of verb

People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don't know is what what they do does. Quite unusually, in this sentence "what" occurs twice and third person ...
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What should be used with a person or 3rd person , comparative degree or simple form of adjective

A person is becoming good day by day. or A person is becoming better day by day. or A person is getting better day by day. or A person is being good day by day. Which one is correct and why?
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Whether it prove or proves

Why prove (and not proves)? Philosophicus, whether or not it prove to give the ultimate truth on the matters with which it deals, certainly deserves, by its breadth and scope and profundity, to be ...
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The form of the verb in attributive clause when the subject in main clause is “I” [duplicate]

For example, which of the following is correct? I am a teacher who likes teaching. or I am a teacher who like teaching.
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simple present - shouldn't they be continuous/progressive present tenses because most are temporary?

James rubs his neck while speaking. James looks out the window while thinking. James thinks about a conundrum. James walks to his destination. These all are in third person simple ...
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When do I REALLY need to pronounce an s as a z?

Yeah, I know the rule that after a voiced consonant, the plural or 3rd person S should be realized as a Z. But I wouldn't trust that rule as far as I could throw it, because I constantly hear, say, '...
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Can two or more third person conjugated verbs be chained together?

Recently I wrote a sentence and came to realize I've chained two third person conjugated verbs like this: The area of the screen where the expanded toolbar appears occludes a significant part of ...
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“He welcome or welcomes you all” [closed]

For third person we use "s"at the end the word for example : I sing. You sing. He sings. same way : 1st person :I welcome you all . 3rd person : He welcome you all or should it be He welcomes you all
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Is “she don't” sometimes considered correct form?

Recently I was exposed to a lot of uses of "She don't + infinitive" (3rd person singular + don't), instead of "she doesn't + infinitive" (3rd person singular + doesn't). I'm not sure if it is a ...