none (SUBSTITUTION)

none (SUBSTITUTION)

This is another overlapping point in the English Grammar Profile.

Point 22 in NEGATION is defined as:

negative pronoun ‘none’ to substitute for subject and object pronouns or noun phrases.

Point 99 in PRONOUNS/quantity is defined as:

‘none’ to substitute for subject and object pronouns.

_V none

1 IS NONE 25868
2 HAVE NONE 10695
3 WAS NONE 10447
4 ARE NONE 9528
5 HAD NONE 6168
6 HAS NONE 5936
7 BE NONE 5138
8 WERE NONE 4807
9 ‘S NONE 4365
10 HAVING NONE 2933
11 BAR NONE 2847
12 FOUND NONE 2125
13 SAID NONE 1570
14 LOST NONE 1405
15 FIND NONE 933
16 KNOW NONE 924
17 DO NONE 899
18 LET NONE 894
19 SEE NONE 859
20 GET NONE 837
21 BEEN NONE 836
22 SELECT NONE 800
23 SAY NONE 791
24 GOT NONE 771
25 HOPE NONE 669
26 DID NONE 604
27 SAW NONE 604
28 SAYS NONE 478
29 WALKED NONE 462
30 USE NONE 417
31 DOES NONE 409
32 RETURNS NONE 400
33 WANT NONE 395
34 RETURN NONE 391
35 THINK NONE 390
36 CONTAINS NONE 382
37 FINDING NONE 368
38 CHOOSE NONE 345
39 MEANS NONE 336

40 ENSURE NONE 335

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*’none’ is the subject of the relative clause here, so this is not really the best example.

none _V

1 NONE ARE 11687
2 NONE HAVE 9394
3 NONE IS 8517
4 NONE WERE 7641
5 NONE CAN 5039
6 NONE HAS 4432
7 NONE WAS 3881
8 NONE HAD 3433
9 NONE WILL 3365
10 NONE COULD 2185
11 NONE WOULD 1866
12 NONE LEFT 1617
13 NONE SHALL 1229
14 NONE EXISTS 1083
15 NONE SHOULD 1036
16 NONE SEEM 885
17 NONE MAY 772
18 NONE CAME 765
19 NONE EXISTED 704
20 NONE WORKED 686
21 NONE EXIST 672
22 NONE REQUIRED 602
23 NONE COME 547
24 NONE DID 536
25 NONE KNOWN 528
26 NONE FOUND 500
27 NONE DO 464
28 NONE COMPARE 453
29 NONE SEEMED 416
30 NONE STOP 413
31 NONE WORK 378
32 NONE DECLARED 336
33 NONE REPORTED 336
34 NONE MADE 323
35 NONE MIGHT 293
36 NONE KNEW 290
37 NONE BEING 272
38 NONE SPECIFIED 269 (most of these are elipted)
39 NONE NEEDED 247
40 NONE APPEAR 233
41 NONE DARE 231 (this seems like the name of a book: ‘none dare call it treason’)
42 NONE KNOWS 219
43 NONE SEEMS 216
44 NONE SHOWED 214
45 NONE BE 205
46 NONE WENT 193
47 NONE COMES 187
48 NONE TAKEN 184
49 NONE LISTED 180 (most examples are elipted)
50 NONE OFFER 177


B2 vocabulary does not really contain our grammar:

dare, ensure, listed, specified

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