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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Pls expalin ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 7 member replies ## Pls expalin 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 ### GMAT/MBA Expert MBA Admissions Consultant Joined 11 Nov 2011 Posted: 2278 messages Followed by: 266 members Upvotes: 660 GMAT Score: 770 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 _________________ GMAT Answers provides a world class adaptive learning platform. -- Push button course navigation to simplify planning -- Daily assignments to fit your exam timeline -- Organized review that is tailored based on your abiility -- 1,000s of unique GMAT questions -- 100s of handwritten 'digital flip books' for OG questions -- 100% Free Trial and less than$20 per month after.
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Would be interested in knowing the source of this question. In OG13 (Q#27), the sentence is:

None of the attemptsâ€¦explainsâ€¦.

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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 attemptsâ€¦explainsâ€¦.
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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 ....

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