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    Default Subject/verb agreement

    I have a question concerning singular or plural in the following situation:
    The sentense is: None of the author's books (is/are) currently in print.
    I need to know which of none or books is the subject of the verb (is or are)?

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    Default Re: Subject/verb agreement

    You'll see both being used- purists tend to use the singualr form with 'none', but to many the plural sounds more natural as it's next door to the word 'books'.

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