2. Curiously, the correct use of the third person S sometimes seems to depend on the verb present. In spontaneous communication, students tend to correctly conjugate verbs in sentences like «She likes» and «Sue works,» but are instead misunderstood «She sees,» «He`s leaving,» or «Lucy is looking.» Even names that end on S sometimes «attract» the third person S for some reason: «My parents live» is more likely than «you live.» One hypothesis: maybe some words create a phonetic environment that makes them sound «third-person-friendly» than others, meaning that students sometimes work lexically/intuitively in choosing the right shape. .