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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

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11 Dec 2011, 06:11
ashiima 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

IMO-D

E is clearly wrong answer choice.
Remember, "none of + Plural noun" can take either a singular or a plural verb form. => So, in this sentence, A has equal opportunity to D. So, I will eliminate both two. The same reason as choice B.

"Not one" is always singular. Furthermore, choice C contains "yet" is the key word for my choice, indicating that the present perfect is necessary. "Yet" makes the tense of sentence is clear

IMO C

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11 Dec 2011, 06:37
Its B

The sentence uses past tense so was is correct and None can be singular or plural that's not an issue
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16 Dec 2011, 23:12
hi,
kindly use spoiler to hide ur opinion(sorry but it distracts/makes us biased) 4 d benefit of prac of others...thanks
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10 Jan 2012, 07:03
IMO A...

none of my friends (plural)
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10 Jan 2012, 07:15
there is a good discussion below on the issue: [i hope its ok to post other forum's link]
http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... pancy.html
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15 Jan 2012, 05:08
should be A, according to Manhattaan Gmat
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15 Jan 2012, 21:58
IMO A
must say after readinf bob's explanation that this one is poorly written..
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