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Sentence : "The TRPs of reality shows are very poor. None of them are/is in top 10 serials. And Star, the maker of kid's reality shows, is on 4th number in TRP list."

My question: Which verb would be correct to use after the word "none of them", are or is ? It's giving me lots of confusion, so please help me clarify this doubt.

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None of them is in Top 10 serials.
None is the same as no one or neither (used in the sentence above). That`s why you should use the singular form.
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Thanks, frostwhite and Nashira for helping me solve this doubt. Emotion: smile
Teachers! how about this sentence? Can you correct? Could you possibly give me an explanation? Thank you very much!

"None of the engines are working."
In the link provided, there is this information:

And no complaints from the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language:

Usage Note:
It is widely asserted that none is equivalent to no one, and hence requires a singular verb and singular pronoun:None of the prisoners was given his soup. It is true that none is etymologically derived from the Old English word n, "one," but the word has been used as both a singular and a plural noun from Old English onward. The plural usage appears in the King James Bible as well as the works of John Dryden and Edmund Burke and is widespread in the works of respectable writers today. Of course, the singular usage is perfectly acceptable. The choice between a singular or plural verb depends on the desired effect. Both options are acceptable in this sentence: None of the conspirators has (or have) been brought to trial. When none is modified by almost, however, it is difficult to avoid treating the word as a plural: Almost none of the officials were (not was) interviewed by the committee. None can only be plural in its use in sentences such as None but his most loyal supporters believe (not believes) his story.
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So sir, is it ok to use both singular and plural?
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mudclaySo sir, is it ok to use both singular and plural?
If you're asking GG, it's actually Ma'am.
mudclaySo sir, is it ok to use both singular and plural?
Yes.

But not in the same sentence! Emotion: big smile

... except as noted in the usage notes provided above.

CJ
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