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Dear Erin and others,
I always feel confused with "none of the...".
According to "TOEFL CLIFFs" book, "none" can take either a singular or plural verb depending on the noun which follows it.
"None of the couterfeit money has been found."
"None of the students have finished the exam yet"
But, According to the "TOEFL CBT EXAM KAPLAN", "none" always takes a singular verb, whether followed by a plural or a noncount noun.
The following are the given examples:
"None of the dogs belongs to me."
"None of the tea in this store is fresh"
Why is there such a contradiction? which one do I have to follow in Toefl exams???
Any explanations would be appreciated.
Thanks a milion