What exactly is a determiner? A determiner is a phrase or word that occurs together with a noun and expresses the reference of that noun in context. Simply put, a determiner is word in front of a noun that shoes us what the noun is talking about! In this blog we are going to talk about two common negative determiners NO and NONE.
The negative determiner NO is used directly before nouns: it means not one or not any.
I have NO time to waste (not any time)
The sign says NO dogs allowed (not one dog)
None is a pronoun which means not one of a group of people, or things. None is also used with a noun.
They have got plenty of apples, but I have none (no apples)
I tried to grab a donut this morning, but there were none left (not one donut was left)
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