No, Not, and None can be confusing!
- No modifies a noun. It tells you that there are zero of that noun present.
- I have no money (zero dollars).
- I have no friends (zero friends—poor me!).
- Not makes a verb negative.
- I did not know that there was no class today.
- Not can also make a gerund or infinitive negative.
- Not studying for the test was a big mistake!
- I promise not to forget to study next time!
- None is a pronoun. It can work as a subject noun or an object noun.
- A: Do you have any plans today? B: No, I have none. (I have no plans –> object)
- A: Where are all the students? B: None came. (No students came. –> subject)
The chart below explains how each is used.
I hope you have no more questions. I hope I have not confused you. Any questions? None? OK. Bye!
Ha ha… Just kidding! You can watch the video below to learn more: