‘NO ONE’ AND ‘NONE’
June 10, 2016
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.