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none vs no one
When 'none' and 'no one' are not followed by 'of', they mean 'nobody' . The differences are: (1) 'none' is more formal than 'no one' or 'nobody', (2) 'none' is usually treated as a plural noun, while 'no one' is always a singular noun.
none of noun vs no one of noun
These forms can be used for persons and things. Because 'one' in the 'no one' is a numeral, 'no one of noun' is invalid if the noun is an uncountable one.
Can you elaborate your comment: When 'none' and 'no one' are not followed by 'of', they mean 'nobody'?
It seems you must be including cases where 'of' is implied, if it's not directly stated, such as: Most of the boxes were less than half-full; none were totally empty.
DavkettMost of the boxes were less than half-full; none were totally empty.Hello Davkett
I see. I forgot that usage for 'none'. Thank you very much for correcting me.
"no one" can only apply to people.
I'll say I was not wrong!. CJ said "no one" always means "nobody" when it stands alone (without being followed by "of ~").
Personally, and therefore from the point of view of American English, I regard that statement as unusual in that it is so highly emphatic to my ear, unusual almost to the point of ungrammaticality in present-day American English.
No one of the boxes is empty.
The more or less "unmarked form" of that thought is:
Not one of the boxes is empty.
I doubt I would ever generate that first form in my own everyday speech.
Maybe others have different opinions on this analysis. There is something subtle and intriguing about Paco's examples. To me they appear to be more literary ways of saying "not any particular single one".
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