None vs. No

As it is obvious none and no have some mutual letters which make new learners confused.

What Are Their Main Differences?

The main differences between 'no' and 'none' are their grammatical functions and their meanings.

Differences

Grammatical Functions

  • 'None':

is mostly used as a pronoun. In other words, it is the pronoun form of 'no'.

None of the options in the menu caught her eyes. → pronoun

  • 'No':

is used as an adverb, as a determiner, and as a noun.

"Are you American?" "No, I'm Turkish." → adverb

There's no excuse for being late for the exam. → determiner

The answer to your proposal is a big no. Sorry. → noun

Meanings

  • 'None':

means 'not any' or 'not one'.

None of his books are based on true stories.

  • 'No':

means 'not any' or 'not one', and it can refer to a negative reply or answer.

They had no choice but taking the train.

No, I cannot spend all my life far from my family.

Similarities

None and No as Synonyms

'No' as a determiner and 'none' as a pronoun have the same meanings. Both mean 'not any' or 'not one'.

There is none to tell you. You won't believe me.

She had no reason for her behavior.

No. also no.

The written abbreviation of 'number' is (No. or no.).
The written abbreviation of 'numbers' is (Nos. or nos.).

We live on Elm street no. 3.

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