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Is "none" when used alone without antecedent singular or plural (for context, I'm talking about people): "None [are/is] here"?

We don't generally use none without some antecedent. It almost always has an antecedent, although possibly it's in a previous sentence. If you want to use none without an antecedent, you should ...
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Is "none" when used alone without antecedent singular or plural (for context, I'm talking about people): "None [are/is] here"?

'None' is a contraction of 'not one'. It can also mean 'no one', 'nobody', 'to no extent', or 'not any'. It can therefore take on both a singular and a plural verb, depending, indeed, on the context. ...
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Direct and indirect object with "give" and "buy"

The main rule that determines the order of the two object NPs, and the presence or absence of the preposition is called the Dative Alternation. It's also called Dative Movement or just Dative. This ...
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