Learn English: ‘does anybody’ or ‘do anybody’?

This is a question very often asked by our students: Does anybody or do anybody?



Does or do anybody, which is correct?


Answer: DOES is correct.

Does anybody vs Do anybody

Do you know why ‘Does anybody’ is correct?


‘Anybody’ is a third person singular form and takes -s in the present simple tense. That’s why the question form requires -s and ‘Does anybody’ is correct.
The same would apply to ‘Does anyone’, ‘Does anything’ etc. Here are some examples:

  • Does anyone have a pen I could borrow?
  • Does anybody know someone who speaks Croatian?


  • Find out about the difference between anyone and anybody.


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    9 Responses to Learn English: ‘does anybody’ or ‘do anybody’?

    1. Sarah Suhail

      Does anybody have or does anybody has – which one is correct?

    2. Rubiya

      I had searched or i searched? Which one is correct

      • julio

        Both are correct! It depends what you want to say

    3. Auzin

      Is there anybody to does my flash animation assignment or is there anybody to do my flash animation assignment?

    4. Puzzled

      Anybody does Christmas Baskets or does anybody do Christmas Baskets?

    5. Unknown

      does anyone of you is familiar or does anyone of you familiar?

      Please help which is correct. thanks

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