no one

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnəʊwʌn/


WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
no one
No one or nobody means ‘not a single person’, or ‘not a single member of a particular group’. In British English, no one can also be written no-one. Nobody is always written as one word.
There is no difference in meaning between no one and nobody. However, nobody is more common in spoken English and no one is more common in written English.
You use a singular form of a verb with no one or nobody.
Everyone wants to be a hero, but no one wants to die.
Nobody knows where he is.
Be careful
You don't usually use any other negative word after no one or nobody. Don't say, for example, ‘No one didn’t come'. Say ‘No one came’. Similarly, don't use ‘no one’ or ‘nobody’ as the object of a sentence which already has a negative word in it. Don't say, for example, ‘We didn’t see no one'. You say ‘We didn’t see anyone' or ‘We didn’t see anybody'.
You mustn't tell anyone.
He didn't trust anybody.
Be careful
Don't use ‘of’ after ‘no one’ or ‘nobody’. Don't say, for example, ‘No one of the children could speak French’. Say ‘None of the children could speak French’.
None of the women will talk to me.
It was something none of us could possibly have guessed.
➜ See none
'no one' also found in these entries:
Advertisements
Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.