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why "extends" key word must have "s"?

Vichan Chutitaporn

Joined: Apr 18, 2008
Posts: 3
do you know why must have suffix "s"?
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19684

Because that's how it was defined in Java.

Also, it reads a lot better. Consider:

Pronounce it out loud and you have a complete English sentence!

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Bill Shirley
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Joined: Nov 08, 2007
Posts: 457
This is an English question.

The language was developed by American English speakers, and "A extends B" is correct English.

Singular nouns take a verb a verb with an 's' on it.

Jane sees John.
John walks quickly.
Java rules!
English confuses many people (even native speakers).

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