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# People can debate the aesthetic merits of these overwrought,

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28 Aug 2009, 03:31
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People can debate the aesthetic merits of these overwrought, disquieting, sometimes gruesome works of art, but no one can dispute their creator's mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.
a.
b. but none can dispute their creator's mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument
c. but not a one can dispute their creator's mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument
d. but no person can dispute their creator's mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument
e. but none can dispute to their creator's mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument

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B

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28 Aug 2009, 03:59
This is a bit absurd.
None is a contraction of No one. SO both A and B are correct.

Is this a proper GMAT question?

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28 Aug 2009, 04:21
what's the source of this question?

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28 Aug 2009, 04:46
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People can debate the aesthetic merits of these overwrought, disquieting, sometimes gruesome works of art, but no one can dispute their creator's mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.
a.
b. but none can dispute their creator's mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument
c. but not a one can dispute their creator's mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument
d. but no person can dispute their creator's mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument
e. but none can dispute to their creator's mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument

OA is
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B

Why?

B is correct.

"none" is used as a plural noun and is commonly preferred in formal writing.
" no one" is a singluar noun.

The first part of the sentence refer to a plural noun "People", so "none" is a better option.
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08 Jun 2014, 22:09
no one and none are synonyms as per dictionary.com.
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