In the Simple Present Tense we add an -s to the end of the verb to form positive sentences in the 3rd person singular subjects.
We pronounce the -s as /s/, /z/, or /ız/.
Do you know when to pronounce the -s as /s/, /z/, or /ız/? If you don't, don't worry. There are some rules to pronounce the -s differently. What are the rules? Let's learn.
/tʃ/ teach /dʒ/ judge /s/ miss /z/ lose /ʃ/ finish
/p/ hope /t/ put /k/ make /f/ surf /θ/ breath
/b/ climb /d/ spend /g/ beg /v/ love /ð/ bath
/m/ come /n/ run /ŋ/ sing /l/ call
You can see the chart with example verbs below for the pronunciation of 3rd person singular -s.