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    #1

    Nobody + call

    Hello,
    Usually we add an s when we use the 3rd person singular in Simple Present.
    Everybody enjoys weekends.
    However, if it's a call (is call the right word for this?) then you must not add an s.

    Example:
    A police officer screams:
    Everybody freeze
    !

    Is this the same if you use "nobody"?
    Nobody move
    !
    It should be, but I have never heard it.

    Theoretically, there should be plenty of combination.
    Tom, listen to me!

    I just want to be sure

    Cheers!


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    #2

    Re: Nobody + call

    They are subjunctive mood. No -s. In imperative we usually omit the subject but in your example sentences they are visible. Except the last one: Tom, (you) listen!

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    #3

    Re: Nobody + call

    Thanks!

    I guess "imperative" is the right word for this, not "call"

    Cheers!

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    #4

    Re: Nobody + call

    As far as I know It is used to express wishes, desires, requests...

    Like:

    God save the Queen
    Somebody stop me

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Tom, listen to me!
    Remove the comma, and you'll get an example as the ones above.

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