Por que o "s" na palavra "hate" em: "Everybody Hates Chris"?

Hello guys!!

I've been studying English less than a year and my english isn't very well indeed. Now, I need a help:
On TV show "Everybody Hates Chris" there's a "s" in the end of adjective "hate". So I'd like to know why!
Sorry if I made any mistake! :roll:

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Hi Andehrson,

'Everybody' is an indefinite pronoun (words which replace nouns without specifying which noun they replace) that requires the use of a singular verb. That's the reason it's correct to say "Everybody hates Chris" (hates = verb).

Examples of this kind of indefinite pronouns which should be followed by singular verbs are: another, anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, little, much, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, one, other, somebody, someone, something.

However, there are other indefinite pronouns that take plural verbs: both, few, many, others, several:

Examples: Both of us were invited to John's party.
Several of the documents were filled with errors.

Further, there's a third kind of indefinite pronoun that can be followed either by a singular verb or a plural verb: all, any, more, most, none, some. (It will depend on what the indefinite pronoun refers to)


All of the people clapped their hands.
(All refers to people, which is plural.)

All of the newspaper was soaked.
(Here all refers to newspaper, which is singular.)

More information about indefinite pronouns can be found on the following websites.


Sources: http://www.grammaruntied.com/blog/?p=319
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Porque é um verbo, não um adjetivo. O 's' indica que o verbo está na terceira pessoa do singular.
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A não ser que o Andehrson esteja confundindo o significado da frase:

Imperativo: Everybody hate Chris. = Todo mundo, odeiem o Chris.
Indicativo: Everybody hates Chris. = Todo mundo odeia o Chris.