Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
You use none of in front of a plural noun phrase to make a negative statement about all the things or people in a particular group.
You use none of in front of a noun phrase containing an uncountable noun to make a negative statement about every part of something.
You can use none of in front of a singular or plural pronoun.
Don't use 'we' or 'they' after none of. Instead you use us or them.
When you use none of in front of a plural noun or pronoun, you can use either a plural or singular form of a verb after it. The singular form is more formal.
When you use none of in front of an uncountable noun or a singular pronoun, you use a singular form of a verb after it.
None can be used on its own as a pronoun.
You don't usually use any other negative word after none of or none. Don't say, for example, 'None of them weren't ready'. Say 'None of them were ready'. Similarly, don't use 'none of' or 'none' as the object of a sentence that already has a negative word in it. Don't say, for example, 'I didn't want none of them'. Say 'I didn't want any of them'.
You only use none of or none to talk about a group of three or more things or people. If you want to talk about two things or people, you use neither of or neither.
|Noun||1.||none - a canonical hour that is the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise|
|2.||none - a service in the Roman Catholic Church formerly read or chanted at 3 PM (the ninth hour counting from sunrise) but now somewhat earlier|
|Adj.||1.||none - not any; "thou shalt have none other gods before me"|
no - quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of; "we have no bananas"; "no eggs left and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?"; "did it with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time"
|Adv.||1.||none - not at all or in no way; "seemed none too pleased with his dinner"; "shirt looked none the worse for having been slept in"; "none too prosperous"; "the passage is none too clear"|
none of them → ninguno de ellos
none of you can tell me → ninguno de vosotros sabe decirme
we have none of your books → no tenemos ninguno de tus libros or ningún libro tuyo
none of this is true → nada de esto es verdad
"any news?" - "none!" → -¿alguna noticia? -¡nada! or ¡ninguna!, -¿se sabe algo? -¡nada!
there are none left → no queda ninguno
I want none of your lectures! → ¡no quiero que me sermonees!
we'll have none of that! → ¡vale ya!
he would have none of it, he insisted on paying → no hubo forma de convencerlo, insistió en pagar
everyone wanted her to win, none more so than I → todos querían que ganara, y yo más que nadie
it was none other than the bishop → fue el obispo mismo
none[ˈnʌn] pron → aucun(e)
"How many sisters have you got?" - "None." → "Tu as combien de sœurs?" - "Aucune."
"What sports do you do?" - "None." → "Qu'est-ce que tu fais comme sport?" - "Je n'en fais aucun."
to have none
I have none → Je n'en ai pas.
none of → aucun(e) de
None of my friends wanted to come → Aucun de mes amis n'a voulu venir.
none of you → aucun(e) d'entre vous
none of us → aucun(e) d'entre nous
none of them → aucun(e) d'entre eux
I have none left → Je n'en ai plus.
There's none left → Il n'y en a plus.
There are none left → Il n'y en a plus.
none at all (= not one) → aucun(e)
"Did you have any problems?" - "None at all." → "Avez-vous eu des problèmes?" - "Non, aucun."
"How much coffee is left?" - "None at all." → "Combien reste-t-il de café?" - "Il n'en reste plus du tout."
having none of it
She was having none of it → Elle ne voulait rien savoir.
none other than ...
It was none other than Jim Murdoch → C'était Jim Murdoch en personne.
to be none too ... about sth
He was none too pleased about it → Ça ne l'a guère enchanté.
Investors are none too optimistic about the company's prospects → Les investisseurs ne sont guère optimistes quant à l'avenir de la société.
He was none too thrilled to see me at his door → Ça ne l'a guère enchanté de me voir arriver chez lui.
none but (formal) → seul(e)
He whispered so softly that none but Julie heard him → Il parla si bas que seule Julie l'entendit.
None but God will ever know what I suffered → Dieu seul saura jamais combien j'ai souffert.
to be none the worse
He's none the worse for it → Il ne s'en porte pas plus mal.
He's none the worse for his adventure → Son aventure ne lui a pas fait de mal.
to be none the wiser → ne pas être plus avancé(e)
I was none the wiser → Je n'étais pas plus avancé.
none of them wants to go → nessuno di loro vuole andarci
none of the machines is working → nessuna delle macchine funziona, non c'è neanche una macchina che funzioni
I have none of the books → non ho nessuno dei libri
I have none → non ne ho nemmeno uno
none of this is yours → niente di questo è tuo
none of this money → neanche un centesimo di questi soldi
none of this wine → neanche una goccia di questo vino
I have none left → non ne ho più
any news? - none → ci sono novità? - niente or nessuna
there's none left → non ce n'è più
none of that! → basta!
he would have none of it → non ne ha voluto sapere
none at all (nothing) → proprio niente (not one) → nemmeno uno
our host was none other than the president → il nostro ospite era nientemeno che il presidente