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    #1

    none / not one / no one / nothing

    Hi.

    ==================================
    None of the promises have been kept.
    Not one of the promises have been kept.
    No one of the promises have been kept.
    Nothing of the promises have been kept.
    ===================================


    and

    ====================================
    None of the soldiers were killed.
    Not one of the soldiers were killed.
    No one of the soldiers were killed.
    Nobody of the soldiers were killed.
    =====================================
    All correct?
    Last edited by siruss; 14-Mar-2007 at 19:46. Reason: adding questions

  1. #2

    Re: none / not one / no one / nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by siruss View Post
    Hi.

    ==================================
    None of the promises have been kept. None of the promises has
    Not one of the promises have been kept. Not one of the promises has
    No one of the promises have been kept. ALL WRONG
    Nothing of the promises have been kept. ALL WRONG
    ===================================


    and

    ====================================
    None of the soldiers were killed. same as above!
    Not one of the soldiers were killed.same as above!
    No one of the soldiers were killed.same as above!
    Nobody of the soldiers were killed.same as above!
    =====================================
    All correct?

    Is that o.k.?
    Hope it helps!


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    #3

    Re: none / not one / no one / nothing

    You mean,

    No one of ~ : wrong
    Nothing of ~ : wrong
    Nobody of ~ : wrong

    None of ~ : right with a singular verb
    Not one of ~ : right with a singular verb

    Have I got it?

    Thank you very much!
    It really helps!

  2. #4

    Re: none / not one / no one / nothing

    Sorry Siruss, I was being a bit lazy there

    Yes,
    None + singular verb
    Not one + singular verb

    "None" and "not one" are functioning as adjectives (numbers really)
    but "nothing" and "nobody" and "no one" are pronouns and can take the place of the noun (in this case, subject), so cannot be used in this particular structure.


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    #5

    Re: none / not one / no one / nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by fiona bramble View Post
    Sorry Siruss, I was being a bit lazy there

    Yes,
    None + singular verb
    Not one + singular verb

    "None" and "not one" are functioning as adjectives (numbers really)
    but "nothing" and "nobody" and "no one" are pronouns and can take the place of the noun (in this case, subject), so cannot be used in this particular structure.

    Wow~

    I didn't notice that you had replied to my question.
    Thank you so much!
    It is clear enough now.

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