Everyday English - How to use No & None (Updated for 2018!)

One of the ways we use the word “NO” is as 
a determiner that means ~
 not one; not any; not a

We use “NO” with a noun
Please listen to the following examples:

"In Canada there are no stores open on Christmas day." = there aren't any stores open.

“After I got to the hotel I looked in my suitcase. I had toothpaste but no toothbrush!” = I didn't have a toothbrush 

"It was 1:00 am when I left the party so there was no bus service. I had to take a taxi home." = there wasn't a bus. 

The sign said no dogs allowed. = There can't be any dogs here. 


“NONE” is as a pronoun that means ~ 
not one of a group of people or things; not any
We use 'none' without a noun.
Please read the following examples:

"The donuts were gone when I got to work this morning! There were none left."
= there weren’t any donuts 

This English expression is used to describe a person who has dabbled in many skills, rather than gaining expertise by focusing on one.

dabble - verb - to take part in a sport, an activity, etc. but not very seriously
“She is a talented musician but happy to just dabble.”

None is a pronoun so it can be used by itself
as an answer to a question.

A: "How much money do you have?"
B: "None. I spent everything I had at the coffee shop."


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