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"Jeder hat Eltern." Why is it "Jeder" and not "Jedes". It is neuter and accusative, isn't it ?
Undefined, general groups like everybody, all, noone, etc. use the third person masculine singular in german. That's 'jeder' in this case and the corresponding verb is 'hat'.
I don't think so. "jemand" means someone or somebody, contrasted with "niemand", no one or nobody.
I translated this as "Each has parents" which cost me a heart. Admittedly, this would be an unusual thing to say in English. We would more likely say "Each of them has parents" or "Each one has parents." I think these are all correct translations, even if they are awkward and would rarely be said.