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This sentence is said to be correct: "If A, B, and C divide the coins equally, how many does each person get." Why not GETS instead of GET because the subject is PERSON (he or she). Please send the answer to my e-mail.                                      

VBZ asked Sep 17 '13 at 03:39 Fuad Hirad New member

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'Does' is a 'helping' verb, and it is what agrees with 'person'.  A question alters the normal sequence of subject + verb, and will often require the introduction of a helper, in this case it's a form of  'to do'.

Here are some examples.

How much DO I get?

How much DOES he get?

How much DO we get?

 

If A, B, and C divide the coins equally, how many does each person get?

link comment answered Sep 17 '13 at 11:04 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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