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"No one" for animals?



ana.ap
Spain

"No one" for animals?
 
That īs the doubt. Can we use "no one" to refer to animals or just to people? 

Thanks in advance!

16 Jan 2016      



yanogator
United States

If you are intentionally anthropomorphizing the animals, you can, but it is very uncommon to use "no one" for animals.
 
Bruce 

16 Jan 2016     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I agree with Bruce. If you are looking over your wall in the morning, hoping to spot the wildlife - a few deer or a fox, you are disappointed if nothing is there (not no-one or nobody). However, if you have three lovely cats and you go to the window hoping to spot them, you would be disappointed if none of them was there. In that situation, you might comment using īno-one ī but mmm, only to your husband. 

17 Jan 2016     



ana.ap
Spain

Thanks a billion!!!! Now my doubt it is clear.
 
Thanks, thanks! 

17 Jan 2016