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no one vs nobody [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2009, 04:37
Although the company’s founders certainly hoped that incorporating would increase their profit margin, no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect that the value of the stock would appreciate so quickly.
A. no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect
B. no one, not even the founders, expected
C. nobody, not even the founders, expected
D. nobody, not even the founders, didn’t expect
E. no one, even the founders, expected
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Re: no one vs nobody [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2009, 11:02
I think the correct answer in B. the verb must be affirmati
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Re: no one vs nobody [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2009, 11:10
malar wrote:
Although the company’s founders certainly hoped that incorporating would increase their profit margin, no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect that the value of the stock would appreciate so quickly.
A. no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect
B. no one, not even the founders, expected
C. nobody, not even the founders, expected
D. nobody, not even the founders, didn’t expect
E. no one, even the founders, expected


nobody and no one mean the same. no one is formal and nobody is not.

(not) even the founders is a dependent clause. Between B & E, I choose B

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Re: no one vs nobody [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2009, 13:16
malar wrote:
Although the company’s founders certainly hoped that incorporating would increase their profit margin, no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect that the value of the stock would appreciate so quickly.

A. no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect
B. no one, not even the founders, expected
C. nobody, not even the founders, expected
D. nobody, not even the founders, didn’t expect
E. no one, even the founders, expected


Agree with B.
Earlier discussion: 11-p511233?t=69357&hilit=founders#p511233
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Re: no one vs nobody [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2009, 14:48
Thanks icandy and gmattiger. I was strugling between b and c. Ur explanations r great.
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Re: no one vs nobody [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2009, 02:49
Thanks, OA is B!
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Re: no one vs nobody [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2009, 03:11
imho B is correct.

it seems more familiar to my ears than the others.
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