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Hello, I just met with a phrase "none of it":

someone desribed a lot of spectacular things, and then said "none of it compares to this".

I'm confused; shouldn't it be "none of them compare to this" ? Would someone please help me on this?

BTW: does "compare to" here mean "can be compared to", "has the same good quality, etc."?

Thank you in advance!
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Grammatically speaking, it should be 'them', but notionally speaking, many native speakers would subconsciously conceive of the group of spectacular things as a single unit against which to compare 'this'. They would then use 'it'.
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ESLBeginnerAnother question: does "compare to" here mean "can be compared to", "has the same good quality, etc."?

Yes.

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Thank you very much!

Another question: does "compare to" here mean "can be compared to", "has the same good quality, etc."?
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