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As of this morning, none of my friends have been able to solve the puzzle contained in last week's newspaper.
(A) none of my friends have been able to solve
(B) none of my friends was able to solve
(C) not one of my friends has yet been able to solve
(D) none of my friends has been able to solve
(E) nobody among my friends have solved

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None is plural is the key here:

A) Correct
B) plural subject with singular verb
C) Very wordy - "has yet been able to"
D) plural subject with singular verb
E) singular subject with plural verb

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Would be interested in knowing the source of this question. In OG13 (Q#27), the sentence is:

None of the attempts…explains….

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smagish wrote:
As of this morning, none of my friends have been able to solve the puzzle contained in last week's newspaper.
(A) none of my friends have been able to solve
(B) none of my friends was able to solve
(C) not one of my friends has yet been able to solve
(D) none of my friends has been able to solve
(E) nobody among my friends have solved
NONE (one of the SANAM pronouns) can be either plural or singular. So, in my opinion both A and D are correct.

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Jim@StratusPrep wrote:
None is plural is the key here:

A) Correct
B) plural subject with singular verb
C) Very wordy - "has yet been able to"
D) plural subject with singular verb
E) singular subject with plural verb
But the answer is "D" source kaplan 800 gmat verbal

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vk_vinayak wrote:
smagish wrote:
As of this morning, none of my friends have been able to solve the puzzle contained in last week's newspaper.
(A) none of my friends have been able to solve
(B) none of my friends was able to solve
(C) not one of my friends has yet been able to solve
(D) none of my friends has been able to solve
(E) nobody among my friends have solved
NONE (one of the SANAM pronouns) can be either plural or singular. So, in my opinion both A and D are correct.
Hw come two answers differing in the subject/verb agreement be right ?????pls throw some light on the same

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EducationAisle wrote:
Would be interested in knowing the source of this question. In OG13 (Q#27), the sentence is:

None of the attempts…explains….
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smagish wrote:
vk_vinayak wrote:
smagish wrote:
As of this morning, none of my friends have been able to solve the puzzle contained in last week's newspaper.
(A) none of my friends have been able to solve
(B) none of my friends was able to solve
(C) not one of my friends has yet been able to solve
(D) none of my friends has been able to solve
(E) nobody among my friends have solved
NONE (one of the SANAM pronouns) can be either plural or singular. So, in my opinion both A and D are correct.
Hw come two answers differing in the subject/verb agreement be right ?????pls throw some light on the same
Refer: http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/sanam-pronouns-t859-15.html

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I have a doubt..

Can anyone please explain what is wrong with the tense used in Choice B
Isn't sentence is talking about action in past
As of this morning, none of my friends was/ were able to solve ....

Please explain ...

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