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  1. The Learner's Avatar

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    Usage of is/are

    Hello,

    I came across a following sentence and got confused with the usage of form of 'to be' with 'each and everyone'

    Can you please help me deciding which of the following sentence is grammatically correct?

    --Each and everyone who is responsible

    or

    --Each and everyone who are responsible

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Usage of is/are

    Quote Originally Posted by The Learner View Post
    Hello,

    I came across a following sentence and got confused with the usage of form of 'to be' with 'each and everyone'

    Can you please help me deciding which of the following sentence is grammatically correct?

    --Each and everyone who is responsible

    or

    --Each and everyone who are responsible

    Thanks in advance
    It's the first one. Grammatically 'each' and 'everyone' is understood as singular. I would suggest expressing it as:

    Each one who is responsible...
    or
    Everyone who is responsible...
    or even...
    Each and every one who is responsible...

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    Re: Usage of is/are

    I think that should be:

    'Each (one) and every one who is responsible.' because you do not have two different people or things on either side of 'and', and 'one' is probably a singular noun.

    Each person and every person who is responsible....

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