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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnonenone1 /nʌn/ ●●● S1 W2 pronoun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 NONE/NOTHINGnot any amount of something or not one of a group of people or things πŸ”Š I wish I could offer you some cake but there’s none left. πŸ”Š Although these were good students, none had a score above 60. πŸ”Š She waited for a reply, but none came. πŸ”Š Even an old car is better than none.none of πŸ”Š Despite her illness, she had lost none of her enthusiasm for life. πŸ”Š I know what people are saying – but none of it is true. πŸ”Š None of my friends phones me anymore.none at all/none whatsoever πŸ”Š β€˜Was there any mail?’ β€˜No, none at all.’2 β†’ will/would have none of something3 β†’ none but somebody4 β†’ none other than somebody β†’ nonetheless, β†’ second to none at second1(5), β†’ bar none at bar3(2)GrammarNegativesβ€’ Don’t use another negative word such as β€˜not’ with none. You say: We got 3 points and they got none. βœ—Don’t say: We got 3 points and they didn’t get none.β€’ You can say not ... any instead of none: We got 3 points and they didn’t get any.Singular or plural verb?β€’ You use none of before a plural noun or pronoun and a singular verb: None of us is able to escape the consequences of our actions.β€’ In informal English, people often use a plural verb after none of: None of us care what happens to him.USAGE: None, neitherβ€’You use none to talk about a group of three or more things or people: None of my friends came.β€’You use neither to talk about two things or people: Neither of my parents wanted me to go.
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none ofβ€’ She had inherited none of her mother's beauty.
nonenone2 adverb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ none the worse/better etc (for something)2 β†’ none the wiser3 β†’ none too
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noneβ€’ If the result is none too pleasant, it's time to do something about it.
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