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    I use both.

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    Offhand, I would say it is none are correct. That seems most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I use both.
    I use both :wink:

    Subject-Verb Agreement

    :D None of the answers are correct. (none = not any)
    :D The answers are incorrect.

    Compare singular:

    :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.

    Consider now:

    :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.


    Cas :D

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    Um, that should be

    • Not one of the answers is correct.


    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Um, that should be

    • Not one of the answers is correct.


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    Correctified.

    With gratitude, as always,

    Cas :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I use both.
    I use both :wink:

    Subject-Verb Agreement

    :D None of the answers are correct. (none = not any)
    :D The answers are incorrect.

    Compare singular:

    :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.

    Consider now:

    :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.


    Cas :D
    That is quite a good explanation. :D

    Also, I now realize that my "correction" was in error.

    Thank you for being so gracious.

    :D

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    I now realize that my "correction" was in error.
    No-no. I edited it after you had pointed it out. 'Twas my error. The sentence was incorrect.

    To err is human, not RonBee. :D

    Hmm. What are the implications of that?

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    Okay.

    :D

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    I use 'are' most of the time, 'is' formally. As Cas pointed out 'none of them' is almost always plural.

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    Wink Re: None

    so it depends from the context of the sentence, I thought "is",may be is correct and are;)

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