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I am always wondering about the proper way to conjugate the verbs when it comes to "God". Do I have to add the "s" to the verb?

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God is the same as any third person, when it comes to conjugation. –  Matt Эллен Nov 30 '11 at 14:56
When it comes to things like pettiness and revenge, too. –  onomatomaniak Nov 30 '11 at 15:07
Same as if you were referring to an imaginary friend in the third person. –  Fosco Nov 30 '11 at 15:19
Why do you believe that "God" might be different from any other singular proper noun? (If we know why you're asking we can give better answers.) –  Monica Cellio Nov 30 '11 at 15:38
I wonder if God believes in Fosco. –  Jay Nov 30 '11 at 16:34
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God is third person singular. So, yes, you add the -s to the verb, as in:

God overpowers everything.

With the verb be you use the appropriate 3rd singular form, too, as in:

God is almighty.

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Thanks to all of you. God bless you all! –  cayita Nov 30 '11 at 16:36
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