No one is an indefinite pronoun used to refer to the absence of people. In this lesson, we will discuss when and how to use it.
'No One' as an Indefinite Pronoun
No one as an indefinite pronoun means 'no person.' Take a look at the following examples:
I double-checked every room.
Our security is the best in the field.
Position in a Sentence
Double Negation with 'No One'
Remember that no one is an indefinite pronoun with a negative meaning. So, in negative sentences, there is no need to add a negative verb. Take a look:
As you see, the verb is positive.
However, in the African-American dialect, it is possible to use negative verbs with 'no one.' Look:
No-one or No One?
No one is the correct spelling. No-one with a hyphen is also commonly used as an alternative spelling to no one. For example: