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There are four underlined sections in the text below. Select the one which is wrong.
'Everybody holds hands. This is the energy that will get you through the evening. We're going to be a winning team. Let's make it the best shift we've ever had. Go for it, guys!"
a) hold hands
b) get you
d) for it
Are you positive about it?
People usually say:
Everybody likes chocolate.
Everybody does ...
If you are telling people they must like chocolate: Everybody, like chocolate! (Most people don't need to be told this).
Everybody, do as I say!
Go for it! (Not Goes for it!).
I got 6 entries for 'everybody holds' from COCA, one of them is 'everybody holds hands'.
1994 (19940222) Ind_Limbaugh / 19940222You know, this is not an encounter group. Laughter JOHN ROGERS, Admiralty Lawyer Liberals don't understand that war is not -- is not a retreat in a commune where everybody holds hands and goes ummmmm.' Laughter JOHN ROGERS, Admiralty Lawyer You know, war is not solved with doctors, nurses and clean water and -- and presidents who say, You know, if those people would just stop killing themselves over there, why things might turn out all right.'
You'll find plenty of examples of "everybody holds hands", but none will be a command, order, request, ie. none will be imperative.
If I tell you to do something, that's an imperative:
marciobarbalho, look at my examples again!
If I describe you doing something, that is indicative:
marciobarbalho looks at my examples again.
The first sentence in your original post is imperative. The person is telling everyone to hold hands. He is not describing what is happening.