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    #1

    no one.. etc

    my question is about no one/ nobody/ someone/ somebody etc..

    for example: if I want to use the word "listen" after "no one", would it be listens or listen? (no one listens to what I have to say/ no one listen to what.. )
    is no one plural?

    You may also correct other mistakes I have made in my text, and you may also say something about the rules when it comes to these words in general.
    I will not be offended, I need to increase my level of english.

    I am only learning english (and 16), and you will therefore find mistakes in my grammar.

    thank you in advance for any help you can provide!

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    #2

    Re: no one.. etc

    Quote Originally Posted by NorwegianLearningEnglish View Post
    My question is about no one/nobody/someone/somebody etc.

    For example: if I want to use the word "listen" after "no one", would it be listens or listen? (no one listens to what I have to say/no one listen to what...)
    Is no one plural?

    You may also correct other mistakes I have made in my text, and you may also say something about the rules when it comes to these words in general.
    I will not be offended, I need to increase my level of English.

    I am only learning English (and 16), and you will therefore find mistakes in my grammar.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
    Hi, Norwegian.

    "No one", "anyone", "someone", "nobody", "anybody" and "somebody" are all singular so we say,

    No one listens...
    Anyone listens...
    Someone listens...
    Nobody listens...
    Anybody listens...
    Somebody listens...

    I made a couple of corrections in your post, please note the differences in punctuation.

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    #3

    Re: no one.. etc

    "I need to increase my level of English".

    I'd use 'raise', or possibly 'improve', my level of English.

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    #4

    Re: no one.. etc

    Correcting your punctuation I failed to notice:

    somebody, etc. (note the comma)

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    #5

    Re: no one.. etc

    What about?


    • No one listens.
    • No one listen.



    Is 'no one 'plural' in the second example or is 'listen' an imperative verb with an overt subject ('no one')?


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    I made a couple of corrections in your post, please note the differences in punctuation.

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    I made a couple of corrections in your post. Please note the differences in punctuation.

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    #6

    Re: no one.. etc

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post

    * No one listens.
    * No one listen.



    Is 'no one 'plural' in the second example or is 'listen' an imperative verb with an overt subject ('no one')?
    :kowtow:

    (Thanks for the correction!)

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