Nobody vs. No One
Is there any difference between the words 'nobody' and 'no one'? Can we use them interchangeably? Here we will explain their differences and similarities.
What Is Their Main Difference?
Generally, 'no one' is the better choice for academic writing, and 'nobody' is used in informal and spoken English.
When to Use 'Nobody'
When to Use 'No One'
'No one' has the same meaning as 'nobody', it also means not any person. Use singular verbs with it.
Are They Gender-Neutral?
In modern English, both of these pronouns are used as plural indefinite pronouns in contexts when we want to avoid using gendered pronouns.
'Nobody' and 'no one' are both negative words. So, you should never use another negative word after 'no one'.
No one did
to help us.")
You should not use the preposition 'of' after 'no one'. As a result, 'no one of us,' 'no one of her friends', etc. is wrong.
Use 'none of' (when talking about a group of three or more people) or 'neither of' (when talking about two people).
No one of her friends came to her party.")
no one of his parents can cook.")