Unit 1.1

No, None of, Nobody, Nothing, No one, Nowhere

No, none of, nobody, nothing, no one, nowhere are determiners that convey a negative meaning for clauses, words and expressions.

These determiners (no, none of, nobody, nothing, no one and nowhere) have the same position in a sentence.

We find them only in positive sentence to emphasise a negative idea.

NOTE: None of comes before a determiner or a pronouns

We use these determiners to emphasise a negative idea about the quantity of something, someone and places.

We find:

  • For something: no, none of, nothing;
  • For someone: nobody, no one;
  • For places: nowhere.

We use no, none of, nobody, nothing, no one, nowhere in positive sentences to convey a negative idea about the quantity of something, someone and places. 

We find:

  • For something: no, none of, nothing;
  • For someone: nobody, no one;
  • For places: nowhere.

NOTE: None of comes before a determiner or a pronouns

For example:

“I saw nobody” = More emphatic than the negatice form.

 

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