I recently saw a question about monoclonal antibodies, that are specific to a certain virus, being split (into their constant and variable regions via an enzyme), and the question asked whether some statements were false or true.
One of the statements said that the virus could be engulfed by phagocytes if any were present. The statement turned out to be false and I'm not completely sure why. Is it because phagocytes need fully intact antibodies to function so that they can attach to them via receptors specific to the constant region of the antibodies consequently becoming attached to the virus and so being able to engulf it?
I thought that phagocytes could work on their own and that antibodies just made their job easier. Is that assumption correct?