Everyone is always singular. Most can be either singular or plural depending on the subject which it describes. Most of everyone, for example, would be singular since everyone is still the subject. I don't know if it is the same if we remove the of, since now the subject is a group of individuals, not the individuals as a single whole.

Most everyone gets to keep their money.

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Most everyone get to keep their money.

  • Please report what you found in a dictionary when you ask questions here. My dictionary clearly says that "everybody"and "everyone" take singular verbs.
    – GEdgar
    Jan 4, 2020 at 0:04
  • Which is what I stated in my first sentence. I didn't know if the most modifier changed that behavior.
    – dx_over_dt
    Jan 4, 2020 at 0:05

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"Most everyone" behaves the same as "everyone". "Everyone is always singular" is oversimplified.

As a subject, "everyone" and "most everyone" always take singular verb agreement in standard English, so "Most everyone gets..." is correct and *"Most everyone get" is incorrect.

As an antecedent, "everyone" can be coreferential with a plural pronoun, and other nouns in the sentence may be plural rather than singular. For example, you can find sentences like "Most everyone removed their hats," where the intended meaning is that each member of the group referred to by "most everyone" removed a single hat.

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    Note that most is an American abbreviation for almost. Jan 4, 2020 at 8:53

Correct: Most everyone gets...

'Most everyone' means almost everyone. Everyone is singular. Most everyone/almost everyone is also singular. Everyone/almost everyone/most everyone takes a singular verb.

I would use almost everyone instead of 'most everyone'.

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