Hi, I’m Sam from BBC Learning English, and today we’re looking at the difference between no, not any and none.
Let’s have a look. Imagine you ask me this question: 「Do you have any change?」
I have zero change, and I can say this in three different ways.
「Sorry, I have no change.」 – where we use the verb ‘have’ with no, followed by a noun.
「Sorry, I don’t have any change.」 – where we have the negative don’t, followed by the verb, followed by any, followed by the noun.
Or I can say, 「Sorry. None at all.」 – where we use none without a verb or a noun. So it’s a short answer.
So now you shouldn’t have any problems with this!
Three ways to say ‘zero’
Do you have any change?
I have zero change.
Or you could say:
1. Verb + no + noun （動詞 + no + 名詞）
- Sorry, I have no change.
2. don’t + verb + any + noun （don’t + 動詞 + any + 名詞）
- Sorry, I don’t have any change.
3. None – without a verb or a noun （直接用單字 「none」，不加動詞或名詞）
- Sorry, none at all.