By Jacqueline Schaalje
Look at the title of this article. Do you see a mistake there?
Most of my students are surprised that everyone goes with does and not with do. They think it strange that everyone is not with a plural verb.
Just remember, in English you say: Everyone has.
Not: Everyone have.
It could be that this works differently in your own native language.
In English, the following indefinite pronouns take a singular verb: (words like everyone are called indefinite pronouns).
Check out this infographic:
Now try the quiz!
Write the right singular or plural form of the verb in brackets (). Use only present tense.
Example: ___________ (be) everyone having a good time?
1 __________ (do) everybody know where David lives?
2 ___________ (have) anyone seen my glasses anywhere?
3 She believes that no one ___________ (exist) with the same name.
4 Neither of the two friends ___________ (know) what time it is.
5 None of you __________ (be) right.
6 __________ (do) all of you speak English well?
7 Well, everything ___________ (look) organized and tidy.
8 __________ (have) neither of you seen Brokeback Mountain?
9 Not everyone __________ (be) able to run a marathon, or are they?
10 Each participant ___________ (introduce) himself in front of the group.