Medical Transcription Word Board archived thread
None of these studies were fruitful. Is this okay? (nm)
Mon Feb 9, 2004 11:45

new MT
None was. (nm)
Mon Feb 9, 2004 12:03

Here's what Greeg has on "none"
Mon Feb 9, 2004 12:24

Gregg 1013
All, none, any, some, more, and most may be singular or plural, depending on the noun they refer to. (The noun often occurs in an of phrase immediately following.)

--None of the merchandise was stolen.
--None of the packages were properly wrapped.
--None were injured. (Meaning none of the passengers.)

Note: In formal usage, none is still considered a singular pronoun. In general usage, however, none is considered singular or plural, depending on the number of the noun to which it refers. No one or not one is often used in place of none to stress the singular idea.

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