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about "not..."

Hi,


Do the following mean the same thing?

Not one of them is correct.
Not any of them is correct.
None of them is correct.
No one of them is correct.(Is this grammatically acceptable?)


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(1) Not one of them is correct.
(2) Not any of them is correct.
(3) None of them is correct.
(4)*No one of them is correct.

(1) - (3) are fine, but (4) is ungrammatical.

Note that in (3) you could also say "None of them are correct".




PaulM

Re: about "not..."

Thank you,Paul!
So, is this relation acceptable?
not one of them=none of them=nobody

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Re: about "not..."

Yes, "not one of them" amd "none of them" mean the same.

"Nobody" is slightly different as it doesn't refer to a set of people like the other two do.




PaulM