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  1. wotcha22
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    any/ all/ none of them is/ are...?

    1. Some of them are happy about it. (v)

    2. Some of the apple is rotten. (v)

    3. Any of them is happy about it. -> ?

    4. Any of the apple is rotten -> ?

    5. Any of the water is spilled. ->?

    6. None of them are happy. -> ?

    7. None of the apple is rotten. -> ?

    8. None of the water is spilled. -> ?

    9. All of the apple is rotten -> ?

    10. All of the apples are rotten (v)

    11. All of the paper is wet (v)


    I checked what I believe are grammatical and marked questions what I think are ambiguous to me.

    Please check the sentences.

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    Re: any/ all/ none of them is/ are...?

    Is this a homework assignment?

  3. wotcha22
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    Re: any/ all/ none of them is/ are...?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Is this a homework assignment?

    No. I just want to know the exact usage of "any/all/none of ~ "

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    Re: any/ all/ none of them is/ are...?

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha22 View Post
    1. Some of them are happy about it. (v)

    2. Some of the apple is rotten. (v) But that would be odd if one were talking about an individual apple.

    3. Any of them is happy about it. -> ?

    4. Any of the apple is rotten -> ?

    5. Any of the water is spilled. ->?

    6. None of them are happy. -> ? Some people would argue for "is" as a verb.

    7. None of the apple is rotten. -> Again, this would be odd if one were talking about an individual apple.

    8. None of the water is spilled. -> ?

    9. All of the apple is rotten -> ? Again, this would be odd if one were talking about an individual apple.

    10. All of the apples are rotten (v)

    11. All of the paper is wet (v)


    I checked what I believe are grammatical and marked questions what I think are ambiguous to me.

    Please check the sentences.
    My notes about "apple" stem from the idea that we would consider an apple to be rotten if any part of it were rotten. If you have cut-up apple pieces in a bowl, one might evaluate the pieces individually.

    See here for more: http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-7595.php

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