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VERBS, INFLECTIONS OF:-- Second person singular in -ts

Second Person Singular in -ts. In verbs ending with -t, -test final in the second person sing, often becomes -ts for euphony. Thus: "Thou torments," Rich. II. iv. 1. 270 (Folio); "Thou requests," Rich. III. ii. 1. 98 (Folio); "reuisits," Hamlet, i. 4. 53; "splits," M. for M. ii. 2. 115; "exists," Ib. iii. 1. 20 (Folio); "solicites," Cymb. i. 6. 147 (Folio); "refts," Cymb. iii. 3. 103 (Folio). "Thou fleets," Sonn. 19; this is marked in “What art thou call'st . . . and affrights?” B. and F. F. Sh. iv. 1.

This termination in -s contains perhaps a trace of the influence of the northern inflection in -s for the second pers, sing.

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