Usage of “age” in a quote

2018-04-08 04:26:03

How should we use the word age in the quote below ?

Friendship never age, it just deepens.

Or

Friendship never ages, it just deepens.

I'm not that strong with grammar.

It should be friendship never ages. The word ages has got to have that s at the end of it because the subject friendship is a third-person singular noun and with third-person singular nouns, verbs that accompany them must end in s. That's the rule.

I'm guessing the confusion arises from the fact that when we negate a sentence whose subject is a third-person singular noun, the s at the end of the main verb usually disappears. For instance:

He likes ice cream. -----> He does not like ice cream.

As you can see, the s at the end of the main verb likes vanishes when a sentence is negated. But this does not apply to negative words like never because they're just that—words like all other words in English. It's only the word not when used as part of the negation process that has this powe

  • It should be friendship never ages. The word ages has got to have that s at the end of it because the subject friendship is a third-person singular noun and with third-person singular nouns, verbs that accompany them must end in s. That's the rule.

    I'm guessing the confusion arises from the fact that when we negate a sentence whose subject is a third-person singular noun, the s at the end of the main verb usually disappears. For instance:

    He likes ice cream. -----> He does not like ice cream.

    As you can see, the s at the end of the main verb likes vanishes when a sentence is negated. But this does not apply to negative words like never because they're just that—words like all other words in English. It's only the word not when used as part of the negation process that has this power to strip verbs off their s's. That's why with never, there has to be an s at the end of the main verb:

    He smokes in front of this children. -----> He never smokes in front of his children.

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    2018-04-08 06:03:55