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Autor:  Márcio Osório
E-mail:  rec165701@yahoo.com.br
Data:  12/SET/2005 8:20 AM
Assunto:  Olheiras
 
Mensagem:  Tiago, you can make none agree either with a verb plural or a verb singular:

On the other hand, there is one indefinite pronoun, none, that can be either singular or plural; it often doesn't matter whether you use a singular or a plural verb — unless something else in the sentence determines its number. (Writers generally think of none as meaning not any and will choose a plural verb, as in "None of the engines are working," but when something else makes us regard none as meaning not one, we want a singular verb, as in "None of the food is fresh.")

  • None of you claims responsibility for this incident?
  • None of you claim responsibility for this incident?
  • None of the students have done their homework. (In this last example, the word their precludes the use of the singular verb.
[Fonte: http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/sv_agr.htm]



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Olheiras  –  Livia  11/SET/2005, 10:16 PM
Olheiras  –  Tiago  11/SET/2005, 11:12 PM
Olheiras  –  Tiago  11/SET/2005, 11:37 PM
 Olheiras  –  Márcio Osório  12/SET/2005, 8:20 AM

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