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# Problem with EVERYONE/EVERYBODY

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05 May 2013, 23:27
Hi All

I know that this sentence is grammatically correct.

Does Everyone have his or her dinner?

I know why they have used Does because Everyone is singular.

I know why they have used his/her because of Everyone is not plural.

BUT

Why did they use HAVE in this sentence? Since Everyone is singular so singular form i.e. has should be used, but they didn't. I know I'm in dark somewhere, please explain me the reason for it.

Thank you

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Joined: 12 Dec 2012
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06 May 2013, 01:02
raj333 wrote:
Hi All

I know that this sentence is grammatically correct.

Does Everyone have his or her dinner?

I know why they have used Does because Everyone is singular.

I know why they have used his/her because of Everyone is not plural.

BUT

Why did they use HAVE in this sentence? Since Everyone is singular so singular form i.e. has should be used, but they didn't. I know I'm in dark somewhere, please explain me the reason for it.

Thank you

They used HAVE because DOES indicates the 3rd person singular, so HAVE must stand in infinitive.
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