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    Hi Dear all,

    No student went on the trip due to the bad weather. (self-made)
    No students went to the trip due to the bad weather. (self-made)
    None of any student on the trip due to the bad weather. (self-made)
    None of any students on the trip due to the bad weather. (self-made)

    Is there any mistakes and differences (in meaning) in my sentences above? If any, please let me know what they are.

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    "None of the students went on the trip because of the bad weather."

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Hi Dear all,

    No student went on the trip due to the bad weather. (self-made) Okay, but not very natural
    No students went to the trip due to the bad weather. (self-made) Okay. A little better than the one above.
    None of any student on the trip due to the bad weather. (self-made) No. Not "None of any student" - that's wrong.
    None of any students on the trip due to the bad weather. (self-made) No. Not "None of any students" - that's wrong.

    Is there any mistakes and differences (in meaning) in my sentences above? If any, please let me know what they are.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Are my sentences incorrect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Are my sentences incorrect?
    As Barb wrote: The first two are possible; the third and fourth are incorrect.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    As Barb wrote: The first two are possible;
    ...except that #2 should read '...on the trip'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    ...except that #2 should read '...on the trip'.
    I missed that.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Me three.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Me three.
    5jj's had a long break, Barb. What's your excuse?

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