Everyone wearing a face mask

Would everyone wearing face masks help us slow the pandemic?

Should it be “everyone wearing a face mask” instead?

Thanks.

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I think both are possible since everyone can wear a number of face masks – a different mask on each occasion.

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Should everyone wear a face mask help us to slow the pandemic?

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Please note that there is a ‘to’ missing in your sentence:
Should everyone wear a face mask to help us to slow the pandemic?

And I think it goes without saying that the answer to your rhetorical question is yes.

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I couldn’t agree more.

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Thank you sir Torsten, for your correction.

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This is a great question actually. Here is an interesting info https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/would-everyone-wearing-face-masks-help-us-slow-pandemic
P.S.: They’ve missed “to” too:)

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Hi Mark, welc to our forum and thanks for sharing your first post. Please note that the noun ‘information’ is uncountable in English so we say ‘an interesting piece of information’.

Also, the sentence you are quoting uses a different structure than the one I was referring to. Please check both examples again to see the difference.

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