[General] ..to make sure everybody get/gets home safely

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jiaruchan

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I am here to make sure everbody gets home safely.

I am here to make sure everbody get home safely.


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Are both sentences acceptable? I was taught to use the second one, which is 'should get ' in a full form, but 'should' can be omitted.

However, I frequently hear the first kind of sentence as well with an 's' put after 'get' .
 

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I am here to make sure everbody gets home safely.

I am here to make sure everbody get home safely.


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Are both sentences acceptable? I was taught to use the second one, which is 'should get ' in a full form, but 'should' can be omitted.

However, I frequently hear the first kind of sentence as well with an 's' put after 'get' .

"Gets" is correct. Everybody takes the 3rd person singular verb form.

Everybody eats lunch.
Make sure everybody has their shoes.
Everybody is here.

The same goes for "everyone".
 

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"Gets" is correct. Everybody takes the 3rd person singular verb form.

Everybody eats lunch.
Make sure everybody has their shoes.
Everybody is here.

The same goes for "everyone".

I remember when learning grammar, I was taught that there was a rule saying :
make sure that somebody should do something...
The pattern is same as: suggest that someone should do something
And then ’should‘ can be omissible, becoming ’suggest that someone do something‘, regardless of third person singular.

Thus, it is deemed good English to say: Make sure he understand the risk. Same as: Make sure he should understand the risk.

I suggest he go on a trip to New York.= I suggest he should go on a trip to New York.
 

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I think you have got confused with these other verbs:

make him do
let him do
suggest (that) he does
ensure (that) he does

you don't say:
suggest (that) he do OR
suggest (that) he should do

you also don't say:
recommend (that) he should do OR
encourage (that) he should do


not a teacher
 

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I think you have got confused with these other verbs:

make him do
let him do
suggest (that) he does
ensure (that) he does

you don't say:
suggest (that) he do OR
suggest (that) he should do

you also don't say:
recommend (that) he should do OR
encourage (that) he should do


not a teacher

Since you understand Chinese, I have a link for you to look at:
suggestÓ÷¨Ïê½â
 

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I am here to make sure everbody gets home safely.

I am here to make sure everbody get home safely.


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Are both sentences acceptable? I was taught to use the second one, which is 'should get ' in a full form, but 'should' can be omitted.

However, I frequently hear the first kind of sentence as well with an 's' put after 'get' .

***** NOT A TEACHER *****

Good afternoon, Jiaruchan.

(1) I am 99% confident that most Americans would say: I am here to

make sure/ certain that everyone getS home safely.

(a) As one book says, the words "sure" and "certain" express confidence.

(2) You said that you were taught that sometimes "should" is optional.

(a) That is true if you are using the so-called SUBJUNCTIVE.

(i) when you get time, read all you can about the subjunctive.

(a) Basically, it means when you wish for something, but it is NOT a reality.

(3) She suggested that he BUY some new clothes. (It is only her

suggestion or wish. Maybe he will or maybe he won't. ) (He buyS new

clothes every Saturday. = a fact. It's reality. It is NOT only a wish or suggestion or order.

(4) She suggested that he SHOULD BUY some new clothes. I think that our British friends prefer the "should" version.

(5) Maybe (maybe) many (many!) years ago, native speakers would say:

"I am here to make sure/certain that everyone GET home safely," BUT


not nowadays!!! I think the answer is that when you say "I am here to

make sure/certain that ...." you speak with such confidence and strength

that native speakers no longer (if they ever did) consider it as a "weak"

subjunctive. In other words, you are not "begging" anyone to do

something. Instead you are saying: I am here to make certain/sure that

something happenS. And it if doesn't, I will be very angry. So do what I

tell you. Now!!!
 

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American English speaker here: That is NOT commonly said here.

As the others have said: gets
 
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