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    Regarding the use of Verb

    Sentence : "The TRPs of reality shows are very poor. None of them are/is in top 10 serials. And Star, the maker of kid's reality shows, is on 4th number in TRP list."

    My question: Which verb would be correct to use after the word "none of them", are or is ? It's giving me lots of confusion, so please help me clarify this doubt.


    Regards and thanks

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    Re: Regarding the use of Verb

    The rule according to Oxford Dictionary is:

    When you use none of with an uncountable noun, the verb is in the singular: (None of the work was done.)

    When you use none of with a plural noun or pronoun, or a singular noun referring to a group of people or things, you can use either a singular or a plural verb. The singular form is used in a formal style in BrE: (None of the trains is/are going to London). ( None of her family has/have been to college.)

    I hope this will allay your doubt! :)
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    Re: Regarding the use of Verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Reemy View Post
    The rule according to Oxford Dictionary is:

    When you use none of with an uncountable noun, the verb is in the singular: (None of the work was done.)

    When you use none of with a plural noun or pronoun, or a singular noun referring to a group of people or things, you can use either a singular or a plural verb. The singular form is used in a formal style in BrE: (None of the trains is/are going to London). ( None of her family has/have been to college.)

    I hope this will allay your doubt! :)
    Thanks, now my doubt is cleared


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    Smile Re: Regarding the use of Verb

    The acronym given there is in the plural and hence ARE is the right answer


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    Smile Re: Regarding the use of Verb

    Think is counted as an action not as a state and hence it as an action verb

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