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    Ju is offline Key Member
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    everybody, anybody, anyone, someone, somebody, anything, everyt

    I've just googled the following information.

    ( Everyone is' is the correct version. Although 'everyone' sounds like a lot of people, it is actually a singular pronoun, and therefore requires a singular verb. Same goes for the indefinite pronouns everybody, anybody, anyone, someone, somebody, anything, everything, no one, nothing.)

    Is it correct?

    Thanks.

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    Re: everybody, anybody, anyone, someone, somebody, anything, everyt

    The statement in parentheses ("brackets" in BrE) is correct. The parentheses aren't.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: everybody, anybody, anyone, someone, somebody, anything, everyt

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The statement in parentheses ("brackets" in BrE) is correct. The parentheses aren't.
    I'm sorry. I don't get it.

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    Re: everybody, anybody, anyone, someone, somebody, anything, everyt

    The following statement is correct.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    'Everyone is' is the correct version. Although 'everyone' sounds like a lot of people, it is actually a singular pronoun, and therefore requires a singular verb. Same goes for the indefinite pronouns everybody, anybody, anyone, someone, somebody, anything, everything, no one, nothing.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: everybody, anybody, anyone, someone, somebody, anything, everyt

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    'Everyone is' is the correct version. Although 'everyone' sounds like a lot of people, it is actually a singular pronoun and, therefore, requires a singular verb. The same goes for the indefinite pronouns 'everybody', 'anybody', 'anyone', 'someone', 'somebody', 'anything', 'everything', 'no one', and 'nothing'.

    Is it correct?

    Thanks.
    See above.

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    Re: everybody, anybody, anyone, someone, somebody, anything, everyt

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The statement in parentheses ("brackets" in BrE) is correct. The parentheses aren't.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    I'm sorry. I don't get it.
    Using parentheses to mark a section was wrong. Use quotation marks or italics.
    I am not a teacher.

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