We do not use them before, the demonstrations (this, that), the possessives (mine, yours) or the pronouns: this is what Dictionary.com has nothing to say about any of them: Indication of use: as none has the meanings “not one” and “not just any”, some insist that it is always treated as singular and followed by a singular verb: the rescue group was looking for survivors, but none were found. However, since the ninth century, none is used with singular and plural funerals. If the meaning is “not people or things” (as in the example above), the plural is more common: . None were found. Only if no one clearly wants to signify “not one” or “not one” does a singular verb follow: none of my articles received more applause than my last one. On the other hand, there is an indeterminate pronoun, none that can be either singular or plural; It doesn`t matter if you use a singular or a plural plate, unless something else in the sentence determines its number. (Writers usually don`t think of anyone not to mean just any one, and choose a plural verb, as in “No engine works,” but if something else causes us not to consider any as one, we want a singular verb, as in “None of the foods are fresh.”) I`m sorry to hear that the SAT test service doesn`t consider “none” as a single word. No more inhibition of the tongue. But even if none refers to a plural noun, the author may prefer to use a singular verb so as not to emphasize the meaning of only one: rule: the word is not versatile. It has a plural meaning (“not everyone”) and a singular meaning (“not one”). If none follows, look at the name in your sentence (preposition object). If the object of the preposition is singular, use a singular.
If the object of the preposition is plural, there is more room for manoeuvre. Most of the time, but not always, you`ll want to use a plural. The Chicago Manual of Style recommends the use of a singular verb for dollar amounts. Our rule 16 of “Write numbers” says, “Write a number when it starts a sentence.” Since the word “company” is not a proper name, do not write it roughly. Slorne was watching. and seemed to be trying to find some strength that let her speak. But no one came. There was no force.
If none is the subject, the verb is either singular or plural, depending on what it refers to. I tend to agree with most of what Jane said. Since there is an implicit pluralistic direct object of the verb produced, let`s say it is coins, the phrase “The U.S. Mint produced 4,000 [coins] in 1814, while none were made in 1815.” The clause that has not been made concerns the parts. In these constructions (called expelective constructions), the subject follows the verb, but always determines the number of the verb. . . .