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    All but Mike....

    All but Mike are laughing at the jokes.

    The above sentence means everyone are laughing except Mike. Is it correct?

    Thanks.

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    Re: All but Mike....

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Yes.
    Dear Piscean,

    Thank you for your correction.

    1. Should I put "is" after "everyday, everyone, everybody, everything" and all subjects start with "every...."?

    2. How about "all" and "each"?

    Thanks.

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    Re: All but Mike....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Should I put "is" after "everyday, everyone, everybody, everything" and all subjects start with "every...."?
    That rule won't word. Everyday problems are common to everyone. ​The other three always come before singular nouns, I think.
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    Re: All but Mike....

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    That rule won't work.
    I suppose that's what GS intended.

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    Re: All but Mike....

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I suppose that's what GS intended.
    I can only reply, word!

    (For learners, for a while word was an all-purpose exclamation in American slang. It could substitute for any number of vulgarities. I don't know whether it's still used. In any case, I really did mean work above.)
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    Re: All but Mike....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    All but Mike are laughing at the jokes.

    The above sentence means everyone IS laughing except Mike. Is it correct?

    Thanks.
    The word "everyone" is construed as singular. Also, "everyday" is an adjective, while "every day" is a noun phrase.

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    Re: All but Mike....

    I consider 'every day' an adverbial phrase—an adverb of time.
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    Re: All but Mike....

    When it is a modifier of a verb, it is an adverb according to https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/everyday
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