Somebody wrote:In short, what plaintiffs call the “totality of the circumstances”
areis a series of kitchen-sink allegations with no bearing on consent. None changeschange the dispositive fact that plaintiffs admitted that they were bound by [defendant]’s terms, and those terms disclose all of the conduct alleged in their complaint.
"Totality" is a collective, singular noun, right? So it takes "is," not "are." The thing that's a series is the totality, not the circumstances. (right?)
The next sentence is awkward, but my understanding of this kind of formulation is that "none" is simply short for "none of them," which to my ear is the third person plural: "none of them change the fact."
But is the word "none" really singular or plural? And why, since it's really neither?