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    Common student question

    Everyone on stage was dressed in flowing white robe(s).

    After everything/body/one, do you suggest using plural nouns or singular nouns?
    Which one do you feel better to use?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Common student question

    Definitely singular for the verb.

    Logically it should be singular for nouns - a flowing white robe.

    However, you'll often hear/see plural nouns here; it's particularly common with parts of the body: Everybody shook their heads.

    I wouldn't worry about it.

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