verb, base form
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.
'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?
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