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    Default nobody want(s)

    I think nobody want(s) to be friend with you.

    Nobody want(s) to be friend with you

    Nobody skip(s) school today.

    When should I use wants and when should I use want? Is this just like "anyone..somebody"?? And what do you call the *s* ?

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    Default Re: nobody want(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmin92 View Post
    I think nobody want(s) to be friends with you.

    Nobody want(s) to be friends with you

    Nobody skip(s) school today.

    When should I use wants and when should I use want? Is this just like "anyone..somebody"?? And what do you call the *s* ?
    "Nobody" is third person singular so the verb takes an "s".

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    Default Re: nobody want(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmin92 View Post
    I think nobody wants to be friends with you.
    More natural as : "I don't think anybody wants to be friends with you.")
    Nobody wants to be friends with you
    Nobody skips school today.
    (More likely to be: "Nobody is skipping/has skipped school today.")
    The '-s' is the third person singular ending of the verb in the present simple. 'Nobody' is singular, and is therefore followed by verbs in the present tense with this ending.

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