Hi - In the note on the lesson it states that 'None of them are....' is acceptable English, however, this is incorrect grammar.

Hi - In the note on the lesson it states that 'None of them are....' is acceptable English, however, this is incorrect grammar.

The correct grammar would be to say: None of them is.... i.e. 'none' is treated as singular and hence the use of 'is' and not 'are'. Thanks again for a fantastic French course!

Asked 6 months ago
LauraKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Belinda,

Thanks for your comment. The "none of them is/are" debate is beyond the scope of our site, but if you do a search,  you can see that many grammar experts offer examples where "are" is correct.

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Hi - In the note on the lesson it states that 'None of them are....' is acceptable English, however, this is incorrect grammar.

The correct grammar would be to say: None of them is.... i.e. 'none' is treated as singular and hence the use of 'is' and not 'are'. Thanks again for a fantastic French course!

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