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Could some native English speaker tell me if it's ok to say:
"Everyone else were sleeping.",
or should I say "Everyone else was sleeping."?

I know that every- words are treated as singular, but I'm not totally sure about was/were.
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But what about:

Everyone else around me (was/were) wearing button-up-shirts and long, black pants.
AnonymousBut what about:Everyone else around me (was/were) wearing button-up-shirts and long, black pants.
It's not subjunctive, so you need singular was.
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Everyone mean one or collection of one group. Therefore it should be "was" or "is"

was

the anwer is was

Verig Could some native English speaker tell me if it's ok to say:
"Everyone else were sleeping.",
or should I say "Everyone else was sleeping."?
I know that every- words are treated as singular, but I'm not totally sure about was/were.
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As far as i know everyone ...alright was or were what should we write