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