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    #21

    Re: None

    I have learned that either 'is' or 'are' is correct.

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    #22

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    Many would agree with you, but some purists would disagree.

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    #23

    Re: None

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMatthews View Post
    None of your answers is/are correct.

    Consider also: If there are N answers, and none of them could be considered correct, that makes N altogether that are incorrect, so the plural (None of your answers are correct) should be right.
    This makes sense !

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    #24

    Re: None

    So, what's the final verdict?

    Are both correct?

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    #25

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    It's a poll- they don't have verdicts.

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    #26

    Re: None

    Sorry, by that, I meant final ANSWER !

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    #27

    Re: None

    I would say that they're both correct. Some might not agree.

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    #28

    Re: None

    Where I come from, none is a contraction of not one.

    So I say none is.

    For those who disagree, consider this: In practical terms, none also means fewer than one. That would also take you to none is.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #29

    Re: None

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would say that they're both correct. Some might not agree.
    Both are used. That's probably good enough.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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