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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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