Is "none" plural or singular?
I want to say, "None of us know anything." Is it supposed to be "None of us knows anything"?
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Most teachers consider "none" singular; that it means, not one:Originally Posted by Unregistered
Not one of us knows anything. None of us knows anything.
But other teachers consider "none of____" singular and plural; that the verb agrees in number with either "none" or the word that comes after "of":
Not one of us knows anything. (singular) None of us knows.
Not one of us know anything. (plural) None of us know.
Originally Posted by cited from worldwidewords.com