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  1. Key Member
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    No one of you

    The following sentences come from a dictionary compiled by a Chinese teacher of English:

    1. No one of you could lift it. (Grammar books tell us to use 'none of...'.)
    2. He can be ill at any time. (We say 'He can be very careless/ill', but
    can we say 'He can be careless/ill at any time'?

    Are they correct English? Or do you native speakers say such things?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: No one of you

    1. "None of... or Not one of..." either one is correct.
    2. "He could be ill at any time." is better, but an unusual sentence.


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