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# Although the company’s founders certainly hoped that incorporating wou

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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

Originally posted by Amit05 on 25 Nov 2007, 06:40.
Last edited by hazelnut on 13 Jun 2017, 19:15, edited 2 times in total.
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25 Nov 2007, 07:06
I think it's B, however, the issue of choosing either "no one" or "no body" confused me. "no one" sounded right to me, but i don't know the technical difference between the 2. would anyone explain the difference?
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25 Nov 2007, 07:13
I will go with B... no one should be used instead of nobody..

for e.g. "no one of us know about it", and in this case no one among the founders...

as everybody of us know about it is wrong, the use of nobody in this case is wrong. so the proper use is no one.

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25 Nov 2007, 11:13
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Amit05 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.

* no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect
* no one, not even the founders, expected
* nobody, not even the founders, expected
* nobody, not even the founders, didn’t expect
* no one, even the founders, expected

B. "no one" better than nobody.

no one didn't is double -ve.
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25 Nov 2007, 17:01
Well, I am getting confused now on the usage of nobody and no one.

As far as I know both no one and nobody are used for singular, while none is used for plural. Also no one should only be used if its followed by of...

nobody of is always wrong, and here we can use no one of....

In the sentence above none of the options have "of" in it, so by this logic, shouldnt we choose C instead of B?

Views pls

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25 Nov 2007, 17:45
Amit05 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.

* no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect
* no one, not even the founders, expected
* nobody, not even the founders, expected
* nobody, not even the founders, didn’t expect
* no one, even the founders, expected

'A' - double -ve - incorrect
'B' - seems ok to me
'C' - nobody - pronoun, cannot be standalone. It is neither conjunction nor adjective..
'D' - similar to 'A' & 'C'
'E' - 'no one, even the founders' - bad phrasing

Here no one - is a clause and no an adjective

no one, nobody, none & no-one - they are different..
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03 Jun 2013, 11:25
Can somebody let me know the difference between no one and nobody?
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04 Jun 2013, 08:17
Hi,

There is no significant gramatical difference. If you see this on the GMAT it will NOT be this that is tested.
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04 Jun 2013, 08:31
plumber250 wrote:
Hi,

There is no significant gramatical difference. If you see this on the GMAT it will NOT be this that is tested.

By that i can assume that the above or a similar question can never appear in GMAT, where make or break will be between nobody and no one?
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04 Jun 2013, 08:34
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Yes.

This is a 'decoy' - so you spend your time fretting about which one of the 2 to use, but actually the error is elsewhere.

no one said it was easy...
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04 Jun 2013, 08:37
plumber250 wrote:
Yes.

This is a 'decoy' - so you spend your time fretting about which one of the 2 to use, but actually the error is elsewhere.

no one said it was easy...

Hahaha ...
Can be nobody said it was easy
And i henceforth consider that this question is wrong
Thanks
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11 Aug 2013, 14:53
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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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11 Aug 2013, 20:23
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nitin6305 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

Thanks for the question. I did some research in the internet and found that there is no difference between the two, untill I looked up in Oxford Dictionary. It says that Nobody find its use more in verbal communication, whereas No one find its use more in written communication. Hence the answer should be B and option C can be ignored.

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22 Dec 2016, 06:26
For those who might scratch your head asking for the difference between "no one" and "nobody",here you go..
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... 16392.html

So safely ignore this question.
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05 Apr 2018, 08:45
I got this right based on the logic that between two equally appealing answers, its generally better to go with the one that changes the least from the original sentence, as by definition that will preserve the most of the original meaning.

But I agree with others that this question is flawed and that C would also be an acceptable answer
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