Finite verbs in Tamil are marked with person-number-gender (PNG) suffixes to agree with the person, number and gender (PNG) of the Noun or Pronoun that is the subject of the verb. PNG markers are the same for all tenses, except for the neuters, which are somewhat idiosyncratic (see below). The finite verb consists of a verb stem (usually the same as the imperative singular) a tense-marker, and PNG.
Note that the third singular honorific form วย็ avaru, though theoretically possible for singular feminine honorific also, is in actuality not used for the latter. Instead, a form identical to the third plural animate is used for honorific feminine singular.