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    expressions of quantity

    Is it correct to say:

    One of the people in my class is an international student
    Two of the people in my class are international student
    None of the people in my class is an international student
    No people like to live alone
    Hardly any people like to live alone
    Very few of the people I know like to live alone

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    Re: expressions of quantity

    Quote Originally Posted by serge007 View Post
    Is it correct to say:

    One of the people in my class is an international student
    Two of the people in my class are international students
    None of the people in my class is an international student - you will also hear "None ... are international students."
    No people like to live alone - not natural. No one likes.
    Hardly any people like to live alone
    Very few of the people I know like to live alone
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    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: expressions of quantity

    Hardly any people like to live alone
    That's fine, but I think it's more natural as : Hardly anybody/anyone likes to live alone.

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    #4

    Re: expressions of quantity

    serge, please get into the habit of ending your sentences with full stops (or other appropriate punctuation).

    Rover

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    Re: expressions of quantity

    I absolutely agree. Thank you, Rover.

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    Re: expressions of quantity

    Thank you, Barb.

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    Re: expressions of quantity

    Serge, your thanks are appreciated, but you don't need to send them in a separate post.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.

    Rover



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