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Is every X singular?

Asked by [ Admin ] , Edited by Peter Mortensen [ Admin ]

Consider:

You can see that almost every big religion tell that a time of great tribulation will come.

Shouldn't it be the following?

You can see that almost every big religion tells that a time of great tribulation will come.

Context and new context. (Related: Is none of singular? and Is everything singular?)

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donald remero [ Moderator ]

Yes. Every [one] is always singular, even when the [one] is many.

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robertd
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Perhaps the original author mentally read it with “all” for “every”, as in “You can see that almost all big religions tell…”

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robertd [ Editor ]

I agree with your rewriting; the first would work with "all" instead of "every", as in:

You can see that almost all big religions tell...

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