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    Both / None of the children look like their mother.

    Dear teachers,
    I came upon an exam question:

    ... the children look like their mother.
    a) neither | b) both | c) none of | d) either

    b) is supposed to be the correct answer, yet I feel like c) makes sense too. Am I wrong?

    Thank you

    Jirka

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    Re: Both / None of the children look like their mother.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jigster View Post
    Dear teachers,
    I came upon an exam question:

    ... the children look like their mother.
    a) neither | b) both | c) none of | d) either

    b) is supposed to be the correct answer, yet I feel like c) makes sense too. Am I wrong?

    Thank you

    Jirka
    Both b) and c) are possible.

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    Re: Both / None of the children look like their mother.

    Hi,

    Wouldn't it be more natural, in everyday conversations,to use 'both' as determiner rather than predeterminer ?

    Cheers.
    Last edited by Jaskin; 10-Jun-2014 at 21:39.

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    Re: Both / None of the children look like their mother.

    No.

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    Re: Both / None of the children look like their mother.

    Some would argue that C is incorrect because "none" is always singular and would require the verb "looks". However, that notion of "none" has been pretty much put to rest for most people.

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