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I don't understand suffix 's in some sentenses
I read a book and there are many sentenses with words with 's' suffix. Bu they are not present simple sentenses. And I can't find rules for it in Google 🤔 For example:

Are you alright? Karen says.
I’m fine, says Marianne.

Sorry for making a fuss, she says again.
28 de may de 2020 21:19
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What Ian & Victoria said, this is called "conjugation" of verbs.


Same as in Russian, really:


she says = ona govorit
28 de Mayo de 2020
I say
You say
He / She says
------
We say
You (all) say
They say
Глагол спряжения имеет это написание для «он / he» или «она / she».
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28 de Mayo de 2020
The good old "reported speech" look it up!
28 de Mayo de 2020
Although they may not seem quite right, they are sentences in the present simple tense. There are two contexts in which this might occur. One is an account of a 'ritual' exchange between two people, Karen and Marianne. The present simple is used to denote habitual or regular actions, and this exchange may be such - every time Karen sees Marianne she asks her 'Are you alright?', and Marianne always replies 'I'm fine'.

The other context is quite different. Books for young children are often written in the present simple. However, this exchange is not the style that you would normally expect to see in this type of book. I would go for the first possibility [above].

Edited to take account of John's suggestion [below], which is probably the best one. The present simple is often used for 'dramatic effect' even when describing events in the past.
28 de Mayo de 2020
This is subject-verb agreement, and it definitely isn't easy. So as another commenter mentioned:
I/you say
He/she says
They/we say

It just has to do with knowing which version of the verb one is using for the subject. It will take time and practice. However, if you told me "she say it will be ready in 5 minutes" I would still completely understand you. It just wouldn't be academically or grammatically correct. There are some irregularities to this, such as "I am" "you are" "he/she is" but mostly the above would be a correct example. Good luck on your learning journey!
28 de Mayo de 2020
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