In fact, none of his novels are well crafted or well written. I think one of the reasons some people insist that “none” is always unique is the idea that it involves the idea of “not one”. Determining the lack of use was indeed difficult or none was difficult and requires some analysis. In your case, you mention that the sentence did not contain the sentence. As the purpose of the preposition is plural, our rule says: “Most of the time, but not always, they will want to use a plural verb.” This may depend on whether the subject of the sentence was class (singular) or locomotives (plural). In our article, it says: “If this noun is plural, it is up to the scribe and the meaning of the sentence to determine whether no one accepts a singular or a plural.” It can therefore be simply a matter of trusting the writer`s intention. The other answers are really helpful, but I would like to share more details that can help to understand this topic. 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 researching this subject, I found your explanation that seems reasonable if you do not know the origin of the word “none.” I have always believed (and it has been confirmed in at least one online source) that “none” is a contraction of “not one”.
So if you replace “not one” with “none,” the correct use of the following verb “is” is singular. I know I`m a minority, but when I read “There`s none,” I have grids on my ears. 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. 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. The word “none” can be singular or plural. Both uses are now the norm. No living English scholar believes differently. Language needed a word for “not all.” Words evolve. Thank you for the refresher course “None is/none is.” Sometimes modifiers come between a subject and its verb, but these modifiers should not confuse the match between the subject and his verb. People who do Saxon tests are inspired like you.
I don`t think about other “party” topics like the majority, some and many things. These words may be singular or plural depending on the implied or specified purpose of the preposition. Examples: some of the costs have been recovered. Some of the costs have been recovered. Much of the cake was eaten. Most of the cakes were eaten. As I understand it, in the examples are 2 and 3 `is` and `what` auxiliary verbs, and `missing` and `picked` are the main verbs. If that`s true (and it`s quite possible I`m wrong), then in example one, would you be able to explain why “gone” is not the main verb? At one point, many authorities insisted that the verb that no one followed should always be singular, for none was considered one and did not have a singular meaning.
“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.