Number and Mood

Frans Plank Frans.Plank at UNI-KONSTANZ.DE
Tue Apr 21 10:24:25 UTC 1998

In English,
--- the regular PLURAL of nouns is /iz, z, s/;
--- the 3rd person SINGULAR present INDICATIVE of verbs is /iz, z, s/;
--- what MODALS lack, among other things, is /iz, z, s/ for 3rd person SINGULAR.

This can't be coincidence.

F. Plank

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