| #2 (permalink) Sun Mar 07, 2010 19:57 pm None of the lights are OR none of the lights is?
That's a good question and the answer is "none of the lights are."
I say it's a good question because many people have argued about this point throughout history.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary "on modern usage ..... it appears that writers generally make it singular or plural according to whatever their idea is when they write."
In this case, the idea is 'lights.' Therefore, "are" is used in this sentence.
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