|Learning English - The Flatmates|
Nobody/no-one, nothing and nowhere
|In a statement: |
Nobody (or no-one) likes doing the washing up in our flat.
I have nothing to wear to the party.
In a short answer:
What did you buy?' 'Nothing.' = I didn't buy anything.
'Where are you going on holiday?''Nowhere, we're just staying at home this year.'
nobody/nowhere/nothing = not + anybody/anywhere/anything:
He helped nobody (or no-one) = He didn't help anyone.
Note: He didn't help nobody.
They've eaten all the cake. There's nothing left. = There isn't anything left.
Note: There's not nothing left.
|Anyone in that office will help you. = It doesn't matter which person you ask, he or she will help you.
It doesn’t matter what you give me to drink. Honestly, tea, coffee, water, anything is fine.
Note: after nobody/no-one you can use they/them/their:
Nobody wants to play football, do they?
No-one in the office has sent their Christmas cards out yet.
something (for example, a reward) is in order: : it's logical or right that something should happen (for example, that Tim should get a reward)
to return (v): to give something back