All but Mike....

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All but Mike are laughing at the jokes.

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

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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"?

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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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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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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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I consider 'every day' an adverbial phrase—an adverb of time.
 
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