I need help understanding when to use ‘take’ or ‘takes’.
Is the difference between take and takes due to singular and plurals? In the first sentence the subject is one dog, but in the second sentence it appears there are multiple takings of the single dog?
A quick search in Google revealed the following sentences:
I am starting to see a pattern. If the mood is indicative then takes should be used, but if it has a modal auxiliary verb (must, might, may, shall, should, can, could, will or would) then take should be used
So I assume the decision on whether to use take or takes is a combination of the amount of the subject, the mood and type of auxiliary verb.
I think I have way over complicated this. If I substitute words in my example it makes more sense.
The difference can be further highlighted by:
The first sentence implies do it right now and once. The second sentence implies at do it at some point or multiple times. Oh dear, I still don’t really understand this :( Help!