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If "none" refers to a person in a sentence, can it be replaced with "no one" ? If no, could you tell me the difference between them? Could you give me examples? Thanks a lot.
I'm not sure I understand this part: If "none" refers to a person in a sentence
Perhaps it would be a good idea for you to give an example of this usage.
But, I can think of some examples of usage:
None of them were willing to go.
No one volunteered to go.
None of the members present voted against the proposal.
No one at the meeting voted against the proposal.
(Or, No one voted against the proposal.)
Not a teacher, 53-year-old American.
Ö and thatís my opinion
(1) I just wanted to respectfully remind you that "none" can
absolutely refer to human beings, too.
(2) Many times I will read or hear a sentence such as:
There was an airplane crash. Fortunately, none of the
passengers died. (None = n(ot) + one)
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
As Parser helpfully suggested, think of 'none' as meaning 'not one'; I would add " or 'not any'". Think of 'no one' as 'no person'.