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    none/no one

    --How do you find your new classmates?
    --Most of them are kind, but ____ is so good to me as Bruce.
    A. none B. no one C. every one D. some one

    The given answer is A, and I think it is grammatically correct. But I think the whole sentence sounds unnatural. How do you native speakers find the sentence? Do you say such things this way? Would 'none are so good to me as Bruce' sound better?
    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: none/no one

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    --How do you find your new classmates?
    --Most of them are kind, but ____ is so good to me as Bruce.
    A. none B. no one C. every one D. some one

    The given answer is A, and I think it is grammatically correct. But I think the whole sentence sounds unnatural. How do you native speakers find the sentence? Do you say such things this way? Would 'none are so good to me as Bruce' sound better?
    Thank you in advance.
    For speech, which this definitely seems to be,

    Most of them are [pretty] kind, but none of 'em are as good to me as Bruce.

    OR

    Most of them are [pretty] kind, but no one is as good to me as Bruce.


    none of them -> none of 'em -> noneavum

    most of them -> most of 'em -> mostathem
    Last edited by riverkid; 04-Jul-2008 at 04:18.

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