see vs sees

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whl626

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" Anybody ____ Lila ? We are looking for her.

see or sees ?

I think anybody is a singular subject. ' sees ' is the answer right ?
 

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whl626 said:
" Anybody ____ Lila ? We are looking for her.

see or sees ?

I think anybody is a singular subject. ' sees ' is the answer right ?

The expression is "Anybody see Lila?" Perhaps that violates the "rule", but that is the way it is. :wink: At any rate, that is short for "Does anybody see Lila", which is a variation of "Has anybody seen Lila?" (I sure hope they find Lila soon.)

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I sure would tell people to say ' does anybody see Lila " instead of encouraging them to chop off something from a sentence :p. My head spins seeing this kind of sentence :(
 

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It's an elliptical sentence that has lost the auxiliary verb, so 'sees' would sound rather strange. ;-)
 
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