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Should I use None is or None are?

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asked on 20 Jan 2011
Joseph Sheppard Joseph Sheppard
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None has been both singular and plural since Old English and still is. If in context it seems like a singular to you, use a singular verb; if it seems like a plural, use a plural verb. Both are acceptable beyond serious criticism.

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