View Poll Results: None ___ correct
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I use both.
Offhand, I would say it is none are correct. That seems most likely.
I use both :wink:
Originally Posted by tdol
:D None of the answers are correct. (none = not any)
:D The answers are incorrect.
:D The answer is incorrect.
:( None of the answer is correct.
The verb 'is' is fine. It's 'the answer' that's the problem.
"none" requires a plural object (i.e. 'answers'):
:D None of the answers ....
Note, however, none can also mean, "not one (item)", as in
:D None of the food is fresh. (not one (item))
:D Not one item of food is fresh.
When 'none of X' refers to 'not one (item)', the verb is singular.
:D None of the answers is correct.
:D Not one of the answers is correct.
:D None of the answers are correct.
:D Not any of the answers are correct.
Um, that should be
- Not one of the answers is correct.
Originally Posted by RonBee
With gratitude, as always,
That is quite a good explanation. :D
Originally Posted by Casiopea
Also, I now realize that my "correction" was in error.
Thank you for being so gracious.
No-no. I edited it after you had pointed it out. 'Twas my error. The sentence was incorrect.
I now realize that my "correction" was in error.
To err is human, not RonBee. :D
Hmm. What are the implications of that?
I use 'are' most of the time, 'is' formally. As Cas pointed out 'none of them' is almost always plural.
so it depends from the context of the sentence, I thought "is",may be is correct and are;)
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