Anything, nothing, anyone & no one are four words that can be problematic for a lot of English learners. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how we use these four in everyday English.
Here are the example sentences:
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How to use anything:
- I didn’t eat anything for breakfast.
- We thought it was strange that Tom didn’t say anything to his boss.
- Did Cathy find anything on sale at the store?
How to use nothing:
- I ate nothing for breakfast.
- We thought it was strange that Tom said nothing to his boss.
- Cathy said she found nothing on sale at the store.
How to use anyone:
- I didn’t see anyone in the meeting room at 3:00.
- I couldn’t find anyone to take care of my dog when I go on vacation.
- Does Cathy know anyone who still uses CDs?
How to use no one:
- I saw no one in the meeting room at 3:00.
- I found no one to take care of my dog when I go on vacation.
- Cathy said she knows no one who still uses CDs.
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