A question about the English language

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Waflix, May 14, 2011.

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What should it be?

  1. Noone

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  2. No one

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  3. Both are possible

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  4. No-one

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  1. Waflix
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    Waflix El Psy Congroo

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    I was wondering which word is written correct. Please see the poll(s).

    Someone is one word, so is noone/no one also one word?

    EDIT: New option in both polls.
     
  2. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    You NEVER combine no and one. It's always "no one".

    It's similar to the phrase "a lot". People combine it into "alot" but that's incorrect.
     
  3. Buleste

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    No one is correct but it strictly says No and one if you place a hyphen so that you have no-one then that links the two words together to get the message across. e.g. No-one else wanted to reply to this post.
     
  4. Slyakin

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    Actually, I've never seen anyone using a hyphen between no and one. It's always assumed.

    Of course, the English language is a real shitstorm when it comes to rules.
     
  5. Raika

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    No one for both options.
     
  6. Shinigami357

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    Yeah, gotta agree on the "no one" thing. The closest thing you can get to a contraction is 'none', but that's closer to 'nothing' than it is to 'no one' unless used very specifically.

    EDIT: Just some clarification.
     
  7. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

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    From a prescriptive point of view, it should be "no one." From a descriptive point of view, both are correct.
     
  8. injected11

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    Nobody. Dumb problem solved.
     
  9. Waflix
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    Waflix El Psy Congroo

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    Monday I will ask my teacher what she thinks is correct. But I thought she said "noone" is correct. But since a few of you are British or American and my teacher is Dutch, I think I trust you more. So keep voting if you want, but from now on I will use "no one" or "no-one".

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    A third option was added before your post, so don't you actually mean "all are correct"?