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    "Everyone get down ..." - "Everyone fancy ..."

    Everyone get down to The Queen Vic quick - it's going to be a dramatic week

    Everyone fancy a drink at The Vic? We know we do.



    Grammar Girl (that is I!) herself explains the answer in her book. She says, everyone sounds like a lot of people, but in grammar land, everyone is a singular noun and takes a singular verb. For example:

    • Everyone loves Squiggly. (This is right because everyone is singular and paired with a singular verb, loves.)
    • Everyone are happy. (This is wrong because it's pairing the singular noun everyone with a plural verb, are.)
    • Everyone hates subject-verb agreement. (This is right because everyone and hates are both singular.)

    Grammar Girl : Everybody: Singular or Plural :: Quick and Dirty Tips ?
    Is there an exception where the indefinite pronoun everyone can be followed by a singular verb particularity in British English, please?


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    Re: "Everyone get down ..." - "Everyone fancy ..."

    Everyone get down to The Queen Vic quick - 'Get' here is an imperative

    Everyone fancy a drink at The Queen Vic
    ? ' We understand 'Does everyone fancy ...?

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    Re: "Everyone get down ..." - "Everyone fancy ..."

    But I would expect, in the question, the alternative: "Anyone fancy a drink at the Queen Vic?"

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