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10/06/16 ‘NO ONE’ AND ‘NONE’


No one (also written no-one in British English) means the same as nobody. It cannot be followed by of.
No one wished me a happy birthday. (NOT No one of my friends…)
I stayed in all evening waiting, but no one came.

To express the idea “not a single one (of)”, we can use none (of), not any (of) or not one (of) (more emphatic). No one is not used in this way.
None of my friends wished me a happy birthday.
I haven’t read any of his books.
Not one of my shirts is clean. (NOT No one of my shirts…)
Have you found any blackberries? Not one.

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