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I was just reading a magazine to help with my RC and SC and came across the following sentence.

"Whereas 80% of firms quoted on some exchanges publish green data, none on the Indonesian and Saudi exchanges does so."

Is the author's use of "does so" correct? I feel it should be "do so."

Doesn't none refer to 80% of firms i.e. "none of the firms on the Indonesian and Saudi exchanges do so."

Is it because none is referring to a singular firm within the 80%?
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New post 03 Apr 2014, 10:27
interesting!

at first glance, I thought so too.....but on reading it again, I feel both are correct although i'd love it if someone could clarify.
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I believe use of 'does' is ok. Yes, you are right - none is referring to - 'no single firm' from those 80% and thus, is singular and will take singular verb - does.

None does not refer to 80% of firms. Hope it helps !!
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does is singular of do --------------> subject "none" is singular -----------> so "does" is oki
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neha24 wrote:
does is singular of do --------------> subject "none" is singular -----------> so "does" is oki


none can be singular or plural based on the context.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/defin ... glish/none
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New post 03 Apr 2014, 10:52
Okay.

Thank you everyone. I figured it had to be does, but does just didnt sound right...

Stick with the rules, eh?
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New post 04 Apr 2014, 02:11
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neha24 wrote:
does is singular of do --------------> subject "none" is singular -----------> so "does" is oki


none can be singular or plural based on the context.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/defin ... glish/none



there is difference between "none" and "none of " construction .
"none" is always singular while "none of " can take singular or plural
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