Incorrect spelling, explanation: the Present Simple form of the verb see, which is sees, has a simple spelling – you simply add the -s letter to the base form. Nevertheless, some English users make a mistake and add an apostrophe to the verb, which gives an incorrect form
see’s. We can add an apostrophe only to a person and not a verb.
Correct spelling, explanation: sees is the Present Simple third person singular of the verb to see. When it comes to the history of the word, sees appeared in Old English, but its origin can be found in Germanic languages. In Old English sees had the form of seon. Today sees is a commonly used verb.
Definition of sees:
1. verb – to be aware of what is going on around you,
What she sees is a beautiful garden full of flowers.
2. verb – to understand,
John sees the problem, but he has no idea what to do about it.
3. verb – to watch something, e.g. a film,
When it’s the weekend, she always sees her favorite series on Netflix.
4. verb – to meet or visit someone or someplace,
Kate sees her best friend every weekend and they always have so much fun together.
Phrasal verbs with sees:
Sees often appears in phrasal verbs, for example:
1. sees someone off – to go to e.g. an airport to say goodbye to someone,
Every time her husband goes abroad she sees him off at the airport.
2. sees someone through something – to support someone in difficult times,
I know I can count on her, she always sees me through my problems at work.
3. sees past something – to have your own opinion on something and not let yourself be influenced by something or someone,
She’s a good teacher because she sees past stereotypes and never judges a book by its cover.
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