why don't we say "God blessES you" ?


Senior Member
France, french
Hi everybody !
well my title says it all ^^

Why is the expression "God bless you" and not "blesses you" ? Why is there no mark of the third singular person here ?

thanks to you all and have a nice day ;)
  • Bil

    English USA

    Because we're wishing a blessing on another, as if to say, "May God bless you." :)


    Senior Member
    France, french
    hey thanks ! that was a quick answer ;)
    I never thought about it that way, I believed it was an affirmative sentence ^^

    much clearer now ! thanks a lot :)
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