“Identify the subjects” and the “statements” are dead on, and a “train derailment” is also so true. Even self-employed journalists today are regrouping. And I agree with Millie, Jonathan: youth is true; It`s disappointing to see and hear that so many people give up the s when it`s appropriate. If we refer to two things or people, we don`t use any of them instead of any one: serving words are tricky. They are not in themselves singular or plural and therefore most people have difficulty determining whether they want to use a singular or plural adverb. The reference to the object of the preposition gives a useful indication of the use of a singular or plural verb. On the other hand, there is an indeterminate pronoun, none that can be singular or plural; It doesn`t matter if you use a singular or a plural adverb, unless something else in the sentence determines its number. (Writers generally do not consider any to be meaningful and choose a plural verb as in “None of the engines work,” but if something else leads us to consider none as one, we want a singular verb, as in “None of the food is fresh.”) In fact, none of his novels are well crafted or well written. I would like the English teachers and the journalistic guides to agree. I used the word “kudos” in a title and it was unique; but my boss thought it looked fake and forced me to change it in the plural. He accepted that I was right, but he reminded me that he was the boss and that he was right. So we did it his way. There`s no point in arguing with the boss.
Expressions of rupture like half, part of, a percentage of, the majority of are sometimes singular and sometimes plural, depending on the meaning. (The same is true, of course, when all, all, more, most and some act as subjects.) The totals and products of mathematical processes are expressed in singular and require singular verbs. The phrase “more than one” (weirdly) takes on a singular verb: “More than one student has tried to do so.” Thank you for the refresher course “None is/none is.” Today, however, most sources accept the use of none of a singular or plural meaning. The choice of verb now depends on the context. In formal styles, we don`t use any with a singular verb if that`s the subject. However, when you speak informally, people often use plural verbs: if you use the phrase “none” before a plural substrate or pronoun, you can use a singular or plural form of a verb. Basic principle: singular subjects need singular verbs; Plural subjects need plural verbs. My brother`s a nutritionist. My sisters are mathematicians. I was wondering if you could clarify why the former only identifies “is” as the main verb, when in the second and third examples “is” AND “missing” or “was picked” and highlighted twice “picked”? As we mentioned in our response to Dimitri of September 14, 2011, the entry of the AP Stylebooks indicates that “none usually means one. In this sense, individual verbs and pronouns are always required: none of the seats were in its right place. Use a plural verb only if the meaning is not two or not at all: none of the advisors agrees with the same approach.
None of the taxes were paid. No, and none of them are decisive. No one is a pronoun. No, none, none of them send. It`s the same here. Just as I was about to leave, I dived into the comments. It`s very useful. This is how my sentence ends: “Certainly none of them define themselves as obedient.” Sentences as with, well, and with are not the same as and. The phrase introduced by or together will change the previous word (in this case mayor), but it does not aggravate the subjects (as the word and would).
Yes, you can use the “none is” and “none are”.. Examples: none left. None of the cakes left. No one is home.