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Usage of no one and nobody [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 09:12
Hello Guru's,
I almost always seem to trip on the usage of no one/nobody. Can someone here explain me their respective usage?

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Re: Usage of no one and nobody [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 14:39
Hey Vikram,

No one, nobody, someone, somebody, everyone, everybody, anyone and anybody.
they are all singular. whenever you see them use a singular subject-verb agreement.

Refer to the Manhattan SC guide for a better explanation

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Re: Usage of no one and nobody [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 17:10
puneetj wrote:
Hey Vikram,

No one, nobody, someone, somebody, everyone, everybody, anyone and anybody.
they are all singular. whenever you see them use a singular subject-verb agreement.

Refer to the Manhattan SC guide for a better explanation

Are you having problem with the usage of no one on a particular question? Please post the question.



Thanks for your response Puneet. I do realize that they both refer to singular nouns. I was stumped by a question, that had both of them in its answer choice(s). Narrowed it down, was 50/50 split and I obviously chose the wrong one. So, wanted to figure out if there is a specific usage pattern. I'm still searching for the question. Will post it once I get it.
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Re: Usage of no one and nobody [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 17:27
geevikram wrote:
puneetj wrote:
Hey Vikram,

No one, nobody, someone, somebody, everyone, everybody, anyone and anybody.
they are all singular. whenever you see them use a singular subject-verb agreement.

Refer to the Manhattan SC guide for a better explanation

Are you having problem with the usage of no one on a particular question? Please post the question.



Thanks for your response Puneet. I do realize that they both refer to singular nouns. I was stumped by a question, that had both of them in its answer choice(s). Narrowed it down, was 50/50 split and I obviously chose the wrong one. So, wanted to figure out if there is a specific usage pattern. I'm still searching for the question. Will post it once I get it.



Thanks Vikram. will wait for the question
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Re: Usage of no one and nobody [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 19:58
by the way while reading look for the traps of separation... the separation could throw even the best of us off track if not watched out for....
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Re: Usage of no one and nobody [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 20:20
ashkanator wrote:
by the way while reading look for the traps of separation... the separation could throw even the best of us off track if not watched out for....


ashkanator - What do u mean by "traps of separation".....i always like to see an example for better understanding.
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