"彼らのうち誰も生きていない。"

訳:None of them is alive.

2年前

6コメント


https://www.duolingo.com/Vanellope00
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None of them ARE alive, そうですね?

2年前

https://www.duolingo.com/OKAMOTO_Yusuke
OKAMOTO_Yusuke
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It is my understanding that both "is" and "are" are acceptable, depending on the context, according to "Random House Guide to Good Writing". (http://www.randomhouse.com/book/85692/random-house-guide-to-good-writing-by-mitchell-ivers)

Here are several discussions about "none of them are" vs. "none of them is" https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9950461, https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5836748, https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4774407, https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7991861

2年前

https://www.duolingo.com/Karmagith
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This is true, however, as an english native, I never hear people use 'is' in a context like this and "none of them is alive" sounds very strange. To me, "none of them is alive" sounds to me like it means something else, like "not a single part of them is alive" rather than "not a single one of them are alive".

In this context, the question would be "are any of them alive?" and the answer would generally be matched to the verb term, "no, none of them are alive" The argument would be that none can mean both not any, and require are, or not one, and require is, but in practice you won't really hear many english natives say this sentence with is, and that sentence sounds bizarre with me and my friends / family that I checked with to get more opinions.

However, unless you are a high level English speaker, I would not recommend worrying about this at all, for example, if your English is not at a level where you can read this quickly without looking up any words, don't worry about what I am saying. It is not a distinction that matters at all to being understood.

7ヶ月前

https://www.duolingo.com/tadoyama

少し前の問題で"is"の箇所が×になった(解答例は"are") どっちにすればいの??? (他のサイトでは"is"が多いみたい)

9ヶ月前

https://www.duolingo.com/RyotaShish

シンプルに They are all dead. じゃあダメなのか…

1年前

https://www.duolingo.com/ryujirominami

Nobody among them is alive.とはいえませんか

9ヶ月前
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