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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    None

    Here are some sentences with none.
    Which of them are false?
    1. None is correct.
    2. None was correct.
    3. None of it is correct.
    4. None of it was correct.
    5. None are correct.
    6. None of them are correct.
    7. None were correct.
    8. None of them were correct.

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    #2

    Re: None

    None are grammatically incorrect. Only context can determine if they're false.
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    #3

    Re: None

    Novar, false does not mean "incorrect". If you want to know whether your sentences contain errors, ask whether they're ​correct.
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    #4

    Re: None

    You will see none used with singular and plural verbs. Purists may prefer a singular verb on the grounds that you can't have a plural of zero, but many native speakers ignore this.

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