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Start a sentence with verb.

 
 
how123
 
Reply Sat 4 Apr, 2015 02:15 am
Give me the hammer.
Gives me the hammer.
Which of the sentence is correct? Why?

Please close the window.
Please closes the window.
Which of the sentence is correct? Why?
 
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sat 4 Apr, 2015 07:06 am
(you) / close / door

how123
 
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Reply Sat 4 Apr, 2015 08:50 am
@PUNKEY,
mean?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 4 Apr, 2015 08:56 am
@how123,
What is implied here is the subject is the singular 'you', as opposed to a plural 'they'. So the proper verb complement would be give (not gives) and close (not closes) due to there being a singular subject.
andy31
 
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Reply Sat 4 Apr, 2015 01:56 pm
@how123,
In the context, "Give me the hammer" is correct, because it is addressing dirrectly 2nd person.
Similarly "Please close the window" is correct.
When you describing an event in reference to 3rd person, it's correct to say: "he 'gives me the hammer' and...".
However it's totally incorrect: "Please closes the window" because of two words collide with each other: 'please' - addressing 2nd person, and 'closes' - refers to 3rd person. The word "closes" you can only use in something similar to: "as he 'closes the window' she walks to the room and..."

I hope this helpful.
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how123
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2016 07:49 am
@Ragman,
Thank you.
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