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    Correct use of do and does

    Which would be correct in the following sentence:

    Does either one of you recognize the name Peter Blake.

    or

    Do either one of you recognize the name Peter Blake.

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    Re: Correct use of do and does

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Hello and welcome!
    I would write it this way:
    Does anyone of you recognize the name Peter Blake?

    P.S: Probably I would not even add "of you" but this is everyone's personal choice.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Correct use of do and does

    Hi WM
    Nightmare's suggestion works for me (an NES but not a teacher).
    Regards
    NT

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    Re: Correct use of do and does

    Welcome to the board, Mark.

    Does either (one) of you recognize the name Peter Blake?
    is correct ('one' is optional).

    In your question, two people are being asked. Nightmare has changed it to mean more than two people.

    Rover

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