Student or Learner
i would like to know why the word needs is used instead of need in a sentence such as "everybody needs friends" , the "s" is confusing me.
Thank you very much
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
(1) The moderator has given you the answer.
(2) May I most respectfully remind you to look closely at the word.
As you can see, there are two words: every + body. As you know, the word
"body" needs an "s": A body needs food and sleep. ("body" sometimes means
(a) Many years ago, the English people decided to change "every body"
to "everybody." It has the same meaning as "everyone" [ every + one]
or "every person."