Anyone v/s Any one, No one v/s None
The confusion with anyone and any one, none and no one could be blamed on the way they sound.
1. Anyone - is used for people and never for inanimate objects
Anyone = Pronoun - > people
Anyone can do this!
I am throwing a party and anyone can come
2. Any one - one is a determiner that point out to a singular item
Any one = 2 adjectives + things and people
Any one is used to create drama or emphasis
Any single one is used for more emphasis
Any one time is used for clarity and emphasis
I couldn't bear to lose any one of you.
I couldn't bear to lose any single one of you
We have not gone out for lunch at any one time and not had Pizza
3. None - not any persons or things
None = Noun or Nouns (can be singular or plural) - > Inanimate objects
None of us is staying (Is, here is singular)
None of us are staying (Are, here is plural)
None were there when she returned to the classroom. (Incorrect sentence)
None of the students were there when she returned to the classroom (Correct sentence)
4. No one - no person; not a single person
No one = Nobody - > Never refer to inanimate objects
It is used just as it is and requires no helping words, and it does not need to point to a noun.
No one was there when she returned to the classroom
No one is staying
Quit complaining; no one touched your pickles!
My birthday cake will be shared equally by all. No one of you will have more than another
In these sentence, No one creates an emphasis.
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