Which is the correct form of the verb: Sheila like/likes dogs? 

Asked on by pharung

2 Answers | Add Yours

lprono's profile pic

lprono | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted on

The correct form of the verb is 'likes': Sheila likes dogs. In English, verbs in the present simple take a final "-s" for the third person singular (he, she or it) in the affirmative form. Sheila could be replaced by the pronoun "she" so the verb must have a final "-s". Notice that, if the sentence was negative or a question, the verb would not have the final "-s" and in the sentence you should add "doesn't (or does not) for the negative/"does" for the question, which function as auxiliary verbs, before Sheila:

-negative sentence: Sheila doesn't like dogs.

-question: Does Sheila like dogs?

deww6's profile pic

deww6 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted on

likes is the write answer, however when peoplespeak many of them say like insead of likes

We’ve answered 319,807 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question