What Are Their Main Differences?
'None' refers to 'not any' or 'not one', and nothing refers to 'not any thing' or 'no thing'. 'None' and 'Nothing' are slightly different, because they are used with different nouns.
Nouns They Refer to
is mostly used with countable nouns.
I needed candles for the cake, but
is usually used with uncountable nouns.
- 'None of':
is used with pronouns, plural nouns, or nouns with determiners.
- 'Nothing of':
is just used as idioms, but mainly it is not followed by 'of'.
This sea animal has been discovered recently.
- 'Nothing' and 'none':
She asked for the spare keys, but I had
I have done
Using Affirmative Verbs
- 'None' and 'nothing':
are used with affirmative verbs.
The doctor said
All the students went to the party, but