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    Hello dear teacher . I have came across this question which confused me
    1- None of us likes to be there
    2- None of us like to be there
    which one is correct

    Thanks in Advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello dear teacher . I have came across this question which confused me
    1- None of us likes to be there
    2- None of us like to be there
    which one is correct

    Thanks in Advance
    Surprisingly enough, both are right, with the latter being used colloquially.

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    How come both of them are right !!!!
    Which one of them would a student choose if such a question comes in the exam. Where the students have to choose one of them not both ?

    regards
    Last edited by herbiji; 27-Feb-2009 at 14:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbiji View Post
    How come the both are right !!!!
    Which one of them would a student choose if such a question comes in the exam. Where the students have to choose one of them not both ?

    regards
    I'd go for #1, personally.

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    engee30: 1- None of us likes to be there
    2- None of us like to be there


    No - there is a confusion there.

    When ' none' means 'not one' we use the singular verb:
    None of us likes to be there.
    None of the newspapers gives an accurate account of the situation.


    When 'none'' means 'nobody', the singular verb is correct BUT the use of a plural verb is not regarded as an unforgivable solecism.
    None here dare speak a word against him.

    1. None here wants you to feel that you have to...
    and
    2. None here want you to feel that you have to...

    (I prefer the singular verb, 1)
    Last edited by David L.; 27-Feb-2009 at 09:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    When ' none' means 'not one' we use the singular verb:
    None of us likes to be there.
    None of the newspapers reported it correctly.

    Yes, but you might as well take none as not any:
    Not any of us like to be there.

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    Yes, but you might as well take none as not any:

    Not any of us like to be there.


    'Not any of us' -???????????????

    "Not any more, he doesn't."
    There's not any charge on goods received late.

    But 'not any of us' -??????????????????????????????????????????
    What dialect is that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Yes, but you might as well take none as not any:

    Not any of us like to be there.


    'Not any of us' -???????????????

    "Not any more, he doesn't."
    There's not any charge on goods received late.

    But 'not any of us' -??????????????????????????????????????????
    What dialect is that?


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    It's not that I would personally approve of such a usage, but have a look at the text 'hyperlinked' here:
    The Running Debate - TIME

    (last paragraph on first page)

    I merely wanted you to realize that there are two translations possible in the case of none.

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    Sorry for my jumping in:

    1. None here wants you to feel that you have to...
    and
    2. None here want you to feel that you have to...


    What about the following? Are they both correct?

    1. None likes a person with bad manners.
    2. None has [have] arrived yet.


    Many thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henz988 View Post
    Sorry for my jumping in:

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    What about the following? Are they both correct?

    1. None likes a person with bad manners.
    2. None has [have] arrived yet.


    Many thanks in advance.
    If you wanted to convey a sense of generality, you'd have to use either no-one or nobody:
    No-one/Nobody likes people with bad manners.

    The other is only possible within a broader context:
    There are two hundred people invited, but none (of them/the people invited) has/have arrived yet.

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