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evidence it's Shana from espresso

English dotnet and today I want to

correct a mistake that I'm seeing a lot

of students make beginner students

intermediate students and advanced

students make this mistake often so the

problem is in phrases like this one one

of my friend is from Italy there's

something that's incorrect in this

phrase can you figure out what it is

okay I'll tell you it should be one of

my friends is from Italy because I have

many friends and one of them is from

Italy you might think it's strange to

have friends is because friends is

plural and is is the singular form but

actually it's because the subject of

this is one one of my friends is from

Italy if we didn't have one of then we

would say my friends are from Italy but

when using this structure one of my

friends we have friends plural and is

singular to match with the word one now

let's look at some other similar

sentences how about with these phrases a

few of some of most of all of and none

of well to make phrases with these we

still use friends so we have a few of my

friends but now we use are a few of my

friends are from Italy why because now a

few of now we're talking about multiple

people two or three or four people and

it's the same with some of most of and

all of some of my friends are from Italy

most of my friends are from Italy and

all all also uses a plural verb all of

my friends are

Italy now what about nunn of nunn means

nearly so with none of my friends do we

use is or are well there's actually some

debate about this question some people

say that none stands for not one and

should be singular but in everyday

spoken english we use are none of my

friends are from italy okay so our is

used with all of these expressions and

the only one that uses is is one one of

my friends is from italy and the rest of

them all use are okay but all have

friends not friend one of my friends and

that's the same for all of these got it

now this rule only applies when we have

a countable noun here in English we have

countable nouns which are things we can

count like friends apples houses etc and

we have uncountable nouns which are

things we can't count examples of

uncountable nouns are information stuff

um butter rice we can't count these

things and uncountable nouns are always

singular so when we have an uncountable

noun like let's use information okay in

English we always say information never

say informations okay then if we would

say some of this information is new

because information is always singular

some of this information is new most of

this information is new all of this

information is new and none of this

information is new okay so these phrases

work differently depending on whether

you have accountable or an uncountable

noun with countable nouns we can have

one of my friends is with uncountable

nouns we can't use the word one actually

but we and we also can't use a few with

uncountable nouns but we can use the

rest of them some of most of all love

and none of the information is new I

hope that wasn't too confusing for you

so let's put it into practice under this

video I'd like you to write two

sentences and let's use this idea of

friends okay

so write a sentence one of my friends is

okay it could be where they are from it

could be their profession what is their

job so one of my friends is a doctor or

one of my friends is a firefighter or it

could be something um they are doing one

of my friends is studying biology in

University so write one sentence using

one of my friends and then write one

more sentence using one of these like

none of none of my friends are

firefighters I don't have any friends

who are firefighters so none of my

friends are firefighters I look forward

to seeing your sentences in the comments

to this video and if you want more

practice you can take a course with me I

have lots of courses over at espresso

English and I can teach you about all

the aspects of the English language and

every lesson in my courses has practice

exercises so that you can actually use

the English that you're learning I hope

to see you in the course and I hope you

enjoyed today's video bye for now

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