• Well when I learned this my teacher told me that words such as every, everybody, some, and somebody were all singular so we had to use singular verbs. Therefore it's proper to say "How is everybody?" I still don't know how that is though.
  • "everybody" is a singular group. Kind of like "team". So you use singular verbs.
  • If you google it, you will find that "how is everybody" is used way more often than "how are everybody". The word every tells you that it should be singular. Everybody means every body, and body is singular. If it should have been plural, it should have been all bodies.

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