[LMB] OT: Gender Applied to Inanimate Objects

Raye Johnsen raye_j at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 18 05:37:37 BST 2008


--- "James M. BRYANT G4CLF" <james at jbryant.eu> wrote:
>
> But she did harm a pedant's sensibilities. "None" is
> singular so "None WAS harmed...."

BZZT! 'None' is its own plural, like 'sheep' - we have
one sheep and two sheep, not one sheep and two sheeps.
 Both usages are correct.

Raye, who, if James considers 'none' a rigid singular,
would now like to know what he considers its plural.

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