Not Any, No, & None – English Vocabulary Lesson

MichaelAD Confusing Words, Vocabulary 2 Comments

We use not any, no, and none to talk about the absence of something. Today, lets have a look at how these words are used in everyday English.

We use not any + [plural noun]. In everyday English, we usually contract not with the be verb or auxiliary verb:

  • There aren’t any people in the meeting room now, so let’s use it.
  • Jack doesn’t know any songs by Bon Jovi, so I will lend him a CD.
  • We didn’t find any bargains at the department store last weekend.

We also use no + [noun] to talk about the absence of something. No usually comes after there is / there are & have /has:

  • There are no people in the meeting room now, so let’s use it.
  • Jack has no CD’s by Bon Jovi, so I will lend him one.
  • There was no bathtub in the room at the hotel.

We also use none without a noun to talk about the absence of something

  • I looked for an empty seat on the train, but there were none. None means “no seats”
  • I asked Jack if he has any Bon Jovi CD’s but he has none.
  • I wanted a room with a bathtub, but they had none, so I took a room with a shower.

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