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    #1

    no one of / not one of

    Hi !

    No one of them is wrong. (X)
    Not one of them is wrong. (O)


    Don't you of natives use the first sentence at all?
    Why?
    "One" is a noun and "no " is adjective.
    Adjectives modifiy nouns like " No food can be eaten."

    "No one of them is wrong" sounds right to me. ( I'm non-native)

    Please~ help me .


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    #2

    Re: no one of / not one of

    Hi,
    No one of contracted into none of. Why did it happen? I guess because it's easier to say.
    None of them is aware of the danger.
    Regards


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    #3

    Re: no one of / not one of

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    No one of contracted into none of. Why did it happen? I guess because it's easier to say.
    None of them is aware of the danger.
    Regards

    Hi, Humble.
    Thank you for your reply.
    But, I've read that "no one of ~ " is not possible.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...e-nothing.html

    Have a nice day~

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    #4

    Re: no one of / not one of

    I don't think he's saying 'no one of' is right, but that 'none of' is right.


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    Re: no one of / not one of

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I don't think he's saying 'no one of' is right, but that 'none of' is right.

    Hi~.
    "He is" contracts to "He's"
    "It is" contracts to "It's".
    " do not" contracts to "don't"

    In most of the cases, if two words contract into one words or short words, both are right.

    So, if "no one of" could be contracted into "none of", both are correct, right?

    But I know "none of them" is correct, but "no one of them" is not correct.

    That's the point.

    Would you explaine why? Please~


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    #6

    Re: no one of / not one of

    I mean it coud have been contracted centuries back. Now it's wrong to say no one of.


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    Re: no one of / not one of

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    I mean it coud have been contracted centuries back. Now it's wrong to say no one of.
    I see.
    So "no one of" is no longer used.
    "No one of " might be an ancient word.

    Sorry to get you wrong.

    <Other questions.>

    "Not one of them is wrong." means "One of them is not wrong."?

    =================================
    Not one of them ( is / are ) wrong.
    None of them (is / are) wrong.
    ==================================
    Which one is correct?
    Last edited by siruss; 15-Mar-2007 at 07:40.

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    #8

    Re: no one of / not one of

    "Not one of them is wrong." means "All of them are right."


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    #9

    Re: no one of / not one of

    Thank both of you.
    It helps a lot.
    Have a nice day.


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    #10

    Re: no one of / not one of

    You are welcome, Siruss.

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