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    Default Multiple choice option: she had non / she had nothing

    I asked her for some paper but she had ………….

    a)none (Answer Key)
    b)not
    c)no
    d)nothing

    Hi,

    Can "nothing" be correct too?
    To me it makes sense.
    Any thoughts?

    Source: School exam sheets
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    Default Re: Multiple choice option: she had non / she had nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    I asked her for some paper but she had ………….

    a)none (Answer Key)
    b)not
    c)no
    d)nothing

    ***NOT A TEACHER***


    Why not b), please?


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    Default Re: Multiple choice option: she had non / she had nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    I asked her for some paper but she had ………….

    a)none (Answer Key)
    b)not
    c)no
    d)nothing

    Hi,

    Can "nothing" be correct too?
    To me it makes sense.
    Any thoughts?

    Source: School exam sheets
    Thank you
    Just because she doesn't have any paper, that doesn't mean she has nothing at all. She might have had twenty pens, three rules, twelve pencils, a protractor, a sunhat, a pair of glasses and a stuffed lion but none of that matters. What she doesn't have is any paper. If you turn it into a question and answer, it might be clearer:

    How much paper do you have?
    None.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Multiple choice option: she had non / she had nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    ***NOT A TEACHER***


    Why not b), please?

    Based on the structure of the sentence, the blank is calling for a noun/pronoun. That would be A or B. As emsr explained, only "none" works there.

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