none other than
That very person or thing, the same as. For example, In the elevator I ran into none other than the woman we'd been talking about, or It turned out to be none other than Jim in a clown costume. [Late 1800s]
Does “None” Take A Singular Or Plural Verb?One is singular, and so takes a singular verb ... so "none" should be singular, too? Not so fast. None can take a singular or plural verb. Why?!
Then vs. ThanThen and than are among the 100 most frequently used words in the English language. For some, this ubiquity translates into greater opportunity for committing grammatical blunders. Let’s take a look at the differences between these two terms. Then indicates time or consequence, as in the following examples: Bagels were cheaper then; First I’ll drink my orange juice, then eat my bagel; If I drink too …
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