What Is Wrong With This Sentence?


This is cool. I just learned I can attach my sentence in question to this. Anyway, what is wrong with this sentence? I'm being told "None" doesn't agree with the verb. I don't understand, because I always thought "none" was a plural amount that could also be used as a noun.

See example:

None of them are better than me.
asked Jul 19 '13 at 14:08 Julie Anne New member

Thanks for the prompt replies. I'll have to ponder this a bit longer. What I'm really trying to say is not a single one of them is better than me--which when I put it that way helps me understand more why it should be "is" and not are. I don't know why it sounds funny to me to say "none of them is better to me," but it just sounds weird. However, when I re-word it like here in my comment, it sounds better with "is."

As far as me and I...

Me, myself, and I are all not sure about when to use either. LOL

Julie AnneJul 19 '13 at 15:04

None of them is better to me.and None of them is better than I.mean two different things. In the first, you are comparing 'them' against each other with no one coming out ahead. In the second, you are comparing 'them' to you.

Lewis NeidhardtJul 19 '13 at 18:43

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