usage of words like 'meets', 'eats'

'two boys meets one evening and plays scrabble all night' is this phrase grammatically incorrect? Could you explain why it is wrong?

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Mar 30, 2011
Simple present tense
by: Ola Zur

Well, no. ;)

Here is the corrected version:
"Two boys meets one evening and plays scrabble all night."

Here is why:
This sentence is in the simple present tense, and on this tense you add S to a verb only for HE/SHE/IT.


Correct: Lisa buys hats.
Correct: They buy hats.

Incorrect: Lisa buy hats.
Incorrect: They buys hats.

For more details and examples visit the Simple Present Rules section of my website.

Ola Zur is the editor of, an illustrated guide to English.

Mar 24, 2011
usage of words like 'meets', 'eats'
by: Majid


I think the sentence should be corrected as following:

Two boys meet (each other) one evening and play scrabble all night.

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