The sentence is written in the present simple. / She likes cooking and dancing.She likes cooking and dancing.
Is it correct if we write the sentence in present simple ?
I'd say that the gerund (She likes cooking.) is more common here but the infinitive is not impossible and therefore also correct.She likes ... requires a noun to follow, not a verb and cooking and dancing are nouns.
???English verbs aren't inflected for whether the subject is singular or plural.
I think this thread may help you, Jnonsport. I suspect that the issue of whether to use the gerund (cooking) or the infinitive (to cook) - we can say both she likes cooking and she likes to cook - is what you are asking about.I know it is in present simple
I mean( She likes cooking and dancing )
after (likes) this verb cooking , dancing
we add -ing to verb after likes ( present simple )
or we say ( she likes cook and dance ) ??
which sentence is correct ?
English verbs have a special form for the third person singular, present tense only. There is no general inflection of English verbs depending on whether the subject is singular or plural. In this, English verbs differ from those of many languages, which have a separate form within each tense for each combination of person and number. In the first and second person, the verb has the same form in the singular and plural. In all persons of the past, the verb has the same form in the singular and plural, although the past form differs from the present form through the suffixing of a dental stop (spelled, -ed, pronounced -ed, 'd, or 't, depending on the preceding sound).???
The forms of English verbs do change depending on whether the subject is singular or plural; one would say "She likes cooking and dancing", but "They like cooking and dancing."
Which is the tense that we were talking about...English verbs have a special form for the third person singular, present tense only.