As far as I understand, since mordre is an -re verb, its conjugation in the "je" form is "je mords". But I have seen written, and Google translate confirms, "je ne mord pas".

Where did the s go?

  • Plenty of people mistakes on the Internet and Google translate is not reliable and cannot be trusted to confirm anything. There are plenty of reliable sources you could have used to check how to conjugate a verb. la-conjugaison.nouvelobs.com/du/verbe/mordre.php, conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-french-verb-mordre.html.
    – None
    Sep 8, 2017 at 5:22
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because "I have seen written" is too vague and Google Translate is not a source that can "confirm".
    – None
    Sep 8, 2017 at 5:26
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    Ah, the stories we could tell about what we have "seen written". Some of us edit what we see written for a living. :) Trust your grammar books and teachers, at least till you're comfortable enough in your French to critically examine what you find. That is, not "Why is Google Translate right and my book wrong?" but "Hey, isn't GT wrong? Perhaps I should stop taking it on faith."
    – Luke Sawczak
    Sep 9, 2017 at 14:02
  • @Laure Voyez-vous l'humour? "Plenty of people mistakes on the Internet" Sep 10, 2017 at 13:32

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Google Translation can be wrong sometimes, in this case the valid conjugation is :

je ne mords pas

because :

Je mords
Tu mords
Il/Elle/On mord
Nous mordons
Vous mordez
Ils/Elles mordent

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