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Everybody IS or everybody ARE?

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Take your grammar to the next level!

Do we say “everybody is happy” or “everybody are happy”?

Even though “everybody” means multiple people, it takes a singular verb – everybody is happy. Everybody likes pizza. (Not “everybody like pizza”).

It’s the same for somebody, anybody, and nobody:

  • Somebody is stealing money from the store.
  • Does anybody want coffee? (Not “Do anybody”)
  • Nobody was ready for the test. (Not “Nobody were”)

It’s the same for everyone, someone, anyone, and no one; there’s no difference.

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