Which is correct: "Somebody gets punished" or "Somebody get punished?" I have the same question with respect to "Someone gets" and "Someone get." Is there a rule which applies to this kind of sentences?
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The third person singular conjugation (simple present tense) of "to get" is "gets". He/she/it "gets". "Somebody" is third person singular, so it's "somebody gets...". Similarly, it's "someone gets...".