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# Post Your Verbal Questions for GMAT Club Verbal Expert Here

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05 Feb 2018, 20:55
stomar67 wrote:
I have two General doubts.
1-GENERAL RULE-In case of SANAM pronoun, it can be singular or plural depending on the context of the sentence.
e.g. Some of the students are in the class.
e.g. Some of the water is in the glass.
In all the above sentences-VERB is directly dependent on SUBJECT (students,water)
Then why this sentence is correct-?
"Whereas 80% of firms quoted on some exchanges publish green data, none on the Indonesian and Saudi exchanges does so." SANAM pronoun-NONE SUBJECT- Indonesian and Saudi exchanges

There's still some disagreement about the word "none" among grammar geeks, and even among GMAT companies. Some people insist that "none" means "no one" and is therefore always singular, at least when "none" is by itself as the subject. That's why you might see a phrase such "none on the Indonesian and Saudi exchanges does so" in some publications.

But at least here in the U.S., most grammar experts treat "none" just like any other "SANAM" pronoun: the subject after "none" will determine the form of the verb. So these two sentences would generally be considered correct:

• None of the firms listed on the New York Stock Exchange are owned by Mickey Mouse.
• None of the land in Malibu is owned by Mickey Mouse.

In general, the GMAT steers clear of anything that causes disagreement among grammar geeks, and I can't think of any official GMAT questions that feature the word "none" as a deciding factor. I think there are one or two questions that include "none" as a secondary issue, and if I remember correctly, "none" is handled just like any other SANAM pronoun in those cases. (If anybody remembers exactly which questions, let me know!)

stomar67 wrote:

Because the subject is plural, we must use do rather than does.
2-Does he play cricket?
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Does he plays cricket?
What is the correct rule for do, does and third person pronoun?
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What you have here are sentences with a helping verb ("to do") and a main verb (in this case, "to play"). Whenever you have a helping verb, the form of the main verb does not change: the form of "to do" changes depending on the subject, but "play" would be in the same form, regardless of the subject:

• They do play football.
• He does play football.

The same is true if the sentence is in the form of a question. These are both correct, too:

• Do they play cricket?
• Does he play cricket?

I hope this helps!
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05 Feb 2018, 21:13
Thank you.this really helps!

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05 Feb 2018, 23:04
I also want to know which of these is correct-
It seem to be a difficult problem
It seem to be a difficult problem

Talking to people at newspapers makes it seem as if the future of comments is all social log-ins and filtering algorithms.

Talking to people at newspapers makes it seems as if the future of comments is all social log-ins and filtering algorithms.

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