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    Thumbs up usage of none

    none of these are relevant?
    OR
    none of these is relevent?


    I have taken permission? (I see permission is a noun, and I should use an article)
    OR
    I have taken a permission?

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    Re: usage of none

    Quote Originally Posted by ihop View Post
    none of these are relevant?
    OR
    none of these is relevent?


    I have taken permission? (I see permission is a noun, and I should use an article)
    OR
    I have taken a permission?
    People will tell you that they learned in school that "none" is short for "not one" and therefore requires the singular. Don't believe them. See this as one example that says why.

    However, don't forget to start with a capital letter.

    Permission isn't countable, but you don't "take" permission. You can have permission or be given or granted permission, but you can't take it.

    I haven't been given permission to tell you. Do you have your mother's permission to be up so late?

    (It would be good to ask different questions in different threads, if they don't relate to each other. Thanks.)
    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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    Thumbs up Re: usage of none

    Thank you very much.

    But I was just wondering that how to decide if a word can't be taken or not. Do you a list of words like permission that can be used with only have.

    Can we say like this?

    I haven't got permission to let you enter in the office.

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    Re: usage of none

    Quote Originally Posted by ihop View Post

    Can we say like this?

    I haven't got permission to let you enter in the office.
    Yes, or I'm not permitted to let you...
    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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