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    every & everybody

    Hi!

    Why is the word "every" and "everybody" used as singular instead of plural when they actually mean 'all' ? I'm puzzled

  1. Natalie27
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    Re: every & everybody

    Quote Originally Posted by seagirl
    Hi!

    Why is the word "every" and "everybody" used as singular instead of plural when they actually mean 'all' ? I'm puzzled
    This is how I see it:

    Every kid likes toys. = each one ( sing.) likes toys.
    Everybody gets annoyed with the new student. = each person (sing.) gets annoyed with the new student.

    Maybe this way it's easier for you to understand the singular concept...


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    Re: every & everybody

    Thanks! Now I get this clearer picture of using "everybody"

  2. Natalie27
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    Re: every & everybody

    You are welcome!

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