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None of the neighbors were home when the delivery truck arrived.
A. No change.
B. None, of the neighbors, were home when the delivery truck arrived.
C. None of the neighbors was home when the delivery truck arrived
D. None of the neighbors were home, when the delivery truck arrived.
Asked by Blythe, Last updated: Feb 16, 2020

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lewisj

Lewisj

Answered Jan 05, 2017

"None" is an indefinite pronoun that can be singular OR plural. In order to decide, you must look at the object of the preposition (decide what it's talking about) - in this case, "neighbors." Therefore, the CORRECT answer is "NO CHANGE."
 

John Adney

C.None of the neighbors was home when the delivery truck arrived..
I'm fairly certain there are no punctuation rules stating a sentence should end with 2 periods; therefore, this cannot possibly be the correct answer.
 

treesecup

C.None of the neighbors was home when the delivery truck arrived..
I'm fairly certain there are no punctuation rules stating a sentence should end with 2 periods; therefore, this cannot possibly be the correct answer.
 

abbielena

But "neighbors" is a plural word and "was" is for singular words?
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

None of the neighbors was home when the delivery truck arrived..
The original sentence contains an error in subject-verb agreement. (The subject of the sentence is none, not neighbors.)
 

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