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    Verb form for "Any of the..."

    When you start a sentence, for example, "None of the students...,"
    I know that one can use either "is" or "are" as its verb. (According to grammar books, they say "is" is more formal than "are" in this case.)

    Now my question is this: in the following examples, which is correct to use as a verb form?

    1. If any of the students attends a seminar, ...
    2. If any of the students attend a seminar, ...

    Can I use either case? If so, which verb form is considered to be more formal--singular "attends" or plural "attend"?


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    Red face Re: Verb form for "Any of the..."

    If any students attend the seminar they will be given a free lunch.

    I he attends the seminar he will be given a free lunch.

    They swim
    She swims

    They love
    She loves.

    Stative verb?

    Hope this helps,

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