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    #1

    None of you is right

    "None of you is right"
    "None of you are right"

    Are these both acceptable?

    This is what I found on Google:

    "None of you is right" = 13 results
    "None of you are right" = 95 results

    What do you think?

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    Both are acceptable to me, but I'm pretty liberal. :wink:

    I usually think of none as singular, so I would probably say the first one.

    :)

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    #3
    And I, in my BE way, would use the second.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    :wink:


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    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Both are acceptable to me, but I'm pretty liberal. :wink:

    I usually think of none as singular, so I would probably say the first one.

    :)
    Interesting background info can be found at: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=none

    Iain

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    #6
    Whether none in a sentence should be regarded as either singular or plural depends on context.

    :)


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    Thanks for your help guys :D

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    #8
    If it is 'almost none' with a plural noun, then a plural verb is used.

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