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Why is 'Nothing lasts forever' correct instead of 'Nothing last forever'?

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closed as general reference by jwpat7, cornbread ninja 麵包忍者, RegDwigнt Apr 12 '12 at 14:35

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The latter of the two. –  Graham Snyder Apr 12 '12 at 14:30
    
possible duplicate of Can 'nothing' ever be preceded by a plural verb? (Also a little related: Nothing lasts forever so|nor do we) –  jwpat7 Apr 12 '12 at 14:31

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From the origin of nothing we can see that it's an indefinite pronoun, so the verb needs the -s as it uses the third person.

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Nothing lasts forever

Use "lasts" with a singular subject.

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"Nothing" is considered singular. –  Jay Apr 12 '12 at 14:55

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